Rizal Shrine (Calamba)

Satellite image of Rizal Shrine (Jose Rizal's house) in Calamba City, Laguna.

Besides the Canlubang Golf Course and Country Club and Barangay Pansol’s numerous hot spring resorts, Rizal Shrine is one of the top tourist draws in the developing City of Calamba. This shrine is is a reconstruction of the ancestral home of Calamba’s greatest son, Dr. José P. Rizal. The original house was destroyed during World War II, and through Executive Order No. 145 by President Elpidio Quirino, the house was restored through the supervision of National Artist Juan Nakpil. The shrine was then inaugurated in 1950.

In 1848, Rizal’s parents, Francisco Mercado and Teodora Alonso, who were originally from Biñan, Laguna, got married and settled in Calamba. The house they built was of the Spanish architectural style of that time and was one of the first stone and hardwood houses in Calamba. On June 19, 1861, Rizal was born inside that house and was the seventh among the eleven children of Francisco and Teodora. He was baptized “José Rizal Mercado” at the Calamba Church right next door (the cross-shaped building to the east in the satellite image).

Photo of the Rizal Shrine, with a statue of the boy Rizal in the foreground.Photo by Benjie Ordoñez.

Rizal’s family were driven away due to pressure from the Spanish authorities and the house was sold to a Spaniard Don Isidro for 24,000 Philippine pesos. The house was destroyed during the Second World War and after the war, the Philippine government bought what remains of the property for 27,000 pesos.

Today, the shrine serves as a museum containing memorabilias of Rizal’s earlier childhood. On the grounds is a statue of the boy Rizal and his pet dog. The lot is also where Rizal’s parents’ remains were transferred. Visitors can enter the shrine everyday and there’s no entrance fee, but donations are welcome. Also, you cannot take pictures of the interior of the house, according to this blog account at the Pinoy Travel Blog. For more information, head on over to this excellent description of the Rizal Shrine.

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July 24, 2007
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  1. dhang wrote on July 22, 2008 @ 02:08PM

    can i ask for the contact number of rizal shrine?or any contact person accredited with this place thank you.

  2. sandra paredes wrote on June 20, 2009 @ 02:24AM

    can you post a new picture of this rizal shrine in calamba laguna? i read that this was recently repainted green? please update your site so we can comment. thanks

  3. ivanzz wrote on August 10, 2009 @ 12:14AM

    how to reach the rizal shrine

  4. roina wrote on August 14, 2009 @ 02:05AM

    I want to know, What is the name of Rizal’s Dog?

  5. Jonathan T. Pascual wrote on September 18, 2009 @ 12:58AM

    Good day! Can I ask for the contact number and contact person of Rizal’s shrine. We are planning to go there on October 10, 2009. Please reply as soonest possible time. I am instructor from STI College Munoz EDSA. You may contact me on this number : (02)9273967/09232066859. Thanks and God Bless!

  6. leeyo wrote on November 25, 2009 @ 11:33AM

    hindi ba pwede na lang pumunta don basta basta? pano po ba makapasok don? Does anyone have the idea pano sila makontak? thanks…

  7. calambeño wrote on December 5, 2009 @ 12:47AM

    sakay kayo papunta dito sa calamba. wala nman bayad ang pasok dun eh. bsta close lang xa pag tues at weekends. 8am-4pm.

  8. sohee wrote on December 6, 2009 @ 04:38AM

    pwede pop ba pumunta dyan sa rizal shrine basta-basta

  9. Alice wrote on December 10, 2009 @ 10:37AM

    May bayad po ba pagpunta sa Calamba Shrine?
    Kailngan pa po ba mgpareserve?
    and anon oras po pwede pumunta?

    Thanks and God Bless..

  10. praisel wrote on February 2, 2010 @ 09:08AM

    open po ba ang calamba shrine pg weekends ??
    pupunta po kc kme pra sa 1 school work .. ds cuming sunday .. (february 7, 2o1o)

    09212912406
    hirs my contact # ..
    reply asap pls .. tenks !
    God bless !!

  11. andrea wrote on April 19, 2010 @ 06:46PM

    hi, i wud like to know the contact numbers in rizal shrine..thank you in advance

  12. girlie wrote on May 4, 2010 @ 02:13PM

    hi im working at travel and tours,,i would like to know if theres any requirements for us if we will conduct visit at Rizal shrine,,who is the contact person and can give me any contact #?

    thanks

  13. jayson cruzado wrote on August 13, 2010 @ 08:28AM

    for your info..

    wala pong bayad sa rizal shrine but donations are accepted..
    kung marami po kayo.. as in masasabi nyong tour or field trip.. kailangan nyo po magpa schedule.. i’ll try to post the number of mam belen or mam malou asap kapag nag duty n ulit ako dun.. im a student of letran calamba po kse and nagduduty ako dun as a requirement for my rizal subject..
    e2 na po sked nya.. open po ang shrine ng 8 – 4pm (no lunch break) tuesday-sunday… close lang po pag monday..

    punta kayo..thanks!

  14. hazeltan wrote on August 26, 2010 @ 12:03AM

    Hi, we are planning to go to rizal shrine and residence on Aug. 29, 2010 this coming sunday.
    I hope you can give me numbers for schedule, this are tourism students. I hope you can help us with this matter. Thanks. Really need this ASAP

    Contact nos: 0922-852-43-02
    thanks!

  15. waky wrote on October 15, 2010 @ 12:52PM

    may i ask if jose rizal’s hat is there in the calamba shrine? my 8-yr old kid wants to see it. it’s not in intramuros kasi. ty

  16. eva l. de sevilla wrote on November 22, 2010 @ 01:28PM

    The RIC-Children Center,nursery, kinder, prep pupils of upper Bicutan Taguig City were going to drop by or visit rizal shrine on Saturday the 27th day of Nov. 2010 @ 8AM. I have no time to go there to have an schedule, hope u understand my situation as a teacher.
    whoever reads this please relay this to the management of Rizal Shrine. Thanks & God Bless.

  17. eva l. de sevilla wrote on November 22, 2010 @ 01:42PM

    Here’s my contact no.
    cel. 09214697518
    tel. 028378413

  18. jesharelah wrote on November 29, 2010 @ 06:48PM

    i enjoyed our fieldtrip last nov.19 in Rizal’s Shrine..pero clor green na yung pintura unlike noon..hindi na tuloy historical yung style:(

  19. jam wrote on December 8, 2010 @ 08:15PM

    Good day.

    Can I ask what is the name of rizal’s dog?

  20. el wrote on January 17, 2011 @ 06:45PM

    Hi, pano po ba magpunta ng calamba from manila? thanks sa sasagot

  21. chikkie wrote on February 5, 2011 @ 02:51PM

    hello good am. ask ko lang po contact number ng rizal shrine sa calamba. need lng po para mgpa reserve. please please reply as soon as possible!!! thanksss!!!

  22. aprilmay wrote on February 11, 2011 @ 10:59AM

    Good Day.

    Kailangan pa po ba magpareserve kung pupunta sa Rizal Shrine sa Calamba? Student po kami from National University. Balak po kasi namin pumunta diyan as part ng requirement sa Rizal Subject. Sa Manila po kasi kami.

    Pwede ko po bang malaman yung mga details na to?

    Procedure kung kailangan pa magpasked.
    contact person.
    Days and Time na open po yung Shrine.

    Salamat po.

  23. jannice palomique wrote on February 21, 2011 @ 01:16PM

    pde po b malaman kng cno pwede m contact kpag pupunta po dyan s rizal shrine s laguna e2 po ung number ko 09995520862 thank you po

  24. lasngag_ukyo wrote on February 21, 2011 @ 02:17PM

    how to get there? do we need to ask permission first or we can go there without notice? please reply asap… thanks….

  25. red wrote on March 23, 2011 @ 08:23PM

    ive been there 4 years ago, they dont need reservations.. picture taking is prohibited.. we went there around 10am before lunchtime and it is open, they are open until sunday.. the house was painted green and we dont know the reasons why..

  26. hydee wrote on April 26, 2011 @ 02:40AM

    good day, i am from a travel agency and we are planning to conduct an educational tour there, may i ask for the contact number of rizal shrine? thank you!

  27. Christian wrote on August 5, 2011 @ 04:55PM

    ,pd po ba mkhingi ng contact no. pra po mkpunta s kme sa rizal shrine sa calamba,salamat po,

  28. Paul Michael Rivera wrote on October 28, 2011 @ 03:47PM

    Our school want to visit your shrine..i need your reply at my email add

  29. Eric Florentino wrote on October 28, 2011 @ 07:16PM

    Good Day.
    Kailangan pa po ba magpareserve kung pupunta sa Rizal Shrine sa Calamba? Mga APO ni San Pedro, Laguna po kami and we plan to take the orphans of Kanlungan sa Er-ma on a field trip.
    Pwede ko po bang malaman yung mga details na to?
    Procedure kung kailangan pa magpasked.
    contact person. Nov. 12, 2011 po sked namin, Saturday.
    Days and Time na open po yung Shrine.
    If may bayad po per person ay magkano.
    Salamat po.

  30. Wilfredo Villamar wrote on November 11, 2011 @ 09:35PM

    please inform us if we can just drop by to visit the Rizal Shrine any time during our educational trip which is scheduled on November 24

  31. Irene wrote on December 26, 2011 @ 08:07PM

    I am the adviser of the Senior Class of Semirara Adventist Academy and I want to ask for any in charged person whom we can communicate for our Educational Tour. We will visit the palce on Feb. 21, that’s tuesday at around 10 am. Please reserve that time for us only. We are 40 including the teachers and students.Thank u so much

  32. cha wrote on March 1, 2012 @ 08:04PM

    good afternoon

    I’m from PUP, we want to go there po for requirements nmin s subject na Rizal .. nagbgo n po b ung sched. ng days n open ang Rizal Shrine? Any changes po n nangyri pki email nlng po .. wer planning po kz to go der next week

    tnx

  33. karen wrote on June 21, 2012 @ 09:40PM

    good day po,

    im from PUP and would like to ask if there are any changes in schedule na open po yung rizal shrine ? because my classmates and i are planning to go there for our rizal requirements this coming july 6 or 7 in the morning.. if ever there are changes in schedule paki email nlng po or txt to this no. 09051614204 ..

    thanks and godbless

  34. batman wrote on January 9, 2013 @ 09:15PM

    ano po b address nian…project lng nmn

  35. Daisy HM wrote on January 11, 2013 @ 12:19PM

    hi..good morning thanks po sa pag post ng house of Jose Rizal. i want to know the name of Jose Rizal Dog. thanks po.

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