Fronted by a 46m flagpole and guarded by sentries in full regalia, it contains the hero’s mortal remains and stands as a symbol of Filipino nationhood. Jose Rizal was a medical doctor, artist, novelist, marksman, fencer, naturalist and scientist, whose 2 novels sparked the revolution against the Spanish colonizers. He is regarded as the renaissance man of the Malay race. The monument stands exactly where he was martyred by firing squad by the colonizers on charges of rebellion and sedition.
(5 minutes from Manila Hotel)