Rizaliana Category

Rizal Park in Rosemeadow, New South Wales, Australia

June 19, 2018

Today is the 157th birthday of Dr. José Rizal and in his honor, I am featuring Rizal Park in Rosemeadow, which is a suburb of Sydney, Australia under the jurisdiction of the City of Campbelltown. On October 26, 2012, no less than President Benigno Aquino III led the unveiling of... (read more)

Rizal Monument in Madrid, Spain

May 25, 2018

Did you know that the famous Rizal Monument found in Rizal Park in Manila has replicas outside the Philippines? One of them is located in Fujian, China, where Rizal’s Chinese ancestors hailed from. The other can be found in the northern part of Madrid, Spain along Avenida de las Islas... (read more)

Rizal Park in Wilhelmsfeld, Germany

April 25, 2014

Almost 5 years ago, I first blogged about the German town of Wilhelmsfeld when I featured José-Rizal-Straße, the first street outside the Philippines named after José Rizal. Wilhelmsfeld, which is about half an hour away from the more famous city of Heidelberg, was where Rizal spent a few months in... (read more)

Rizal’s Relief Map of Mindanao

February 10, 2014

I guess that many Filipinos know that José Rizal was once banished by the Spanish colonial government to Dapitan, Zamboanga in 1892. In fact, I think Dapitan is probably the best-known town associated with Rizal, even more so than Rizal’s hometown of Calamba. What I think most people don’t know... (read more)

2 Rednaxela Terrace

March 18, 2011

To finish off my series on Philippine-related sites in Hong Kong, let’s visit 2 Rednaxela Terrace which is located in the Mid-Levels part of Central District on Hong Kong Island. This address is historically significant because this was where José Rizal and his family lived from 1891 to 1892. His... (read more)

1 D’Aguilar Street

March 15, 2011

To continue my short series of Philippine-related sights in Hong Kong (started last week with 535 Morrison Hill Road), I now present 1 D’Aguilar Street located in the Central District of Hong Kong Island. This location is special since it was where Dr. José Rizal practiced medicine while he was... (read more)

José-Rizal-Straße in Wilhelmsfeld, Germany

June 20, 2009

To celebrate the 148th birthday of our national hero José Rizal (he was born on June 19, 1861), let me point you to the first street outside the Philippines that was named in his honor. This is the José-Rizal-Straße (José Rizal Street) in Wilhelmsfeld, Germany (see this photo of the... (read more)

Rizal Shrine (Calamba)

July 24, 2007

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... (read more)

Dr. José Rizal Park in Seattle

June 17, 2006

Dedicated to José Rizal in 1979 is the Dr. José Rizal Park on Beacon Hill in Seattle, Washington. To the northwest of the park is the massive junction between Interstates 5 and 90 and across 12th Avenue to the east is the headquarters of Internet giant Amazon.com. The park is a... (read more)