Day 17: Rizal Day
Manila in 1800’s looked like a province of Spain.
A wall in the old city of Manila, then called Intramuros, bears the scars of battle that the country has gone through.
A park in Intramuros buffers the city to Fort Santiago, where Jose Rizal one of the country’s hero was incarcerated.
Entrance to Fort Santiago stands as an impenetrable wall during the Spanish Era.
The death of the three priests (Gomburza) marked the uprising of the Filipinos against the conquistadors.
Facing the Manila Cathedral where Catholicism was used by the friars to conquer our land.
This site bears the remains of soldiers (American and Filipinos alike) during the world war 2 battle of Manila.
Garrison where Prisoners of war, traitors and martyrs were tortured and eventually killed from the Spanish time to World War 2.
Headquarters of the Spanish army and eventually American servicemen.
Tracing the last steps of Rizal before he was sentenced to die by firing squad. His death eventually led the Filipinos to revolt against the Spanish rule.