Still commonly called Luneta park, it is Manila’s iconic central park spread out over some 60 hectares of open lawns, ornamental gardens, ponds, paved walks and wooded areas, dotted with monuments to a whole pantheon of Filipino heroes. It’s an atmospheric place to take a stroll, particularly late afternoon, early evening and on weekends. As the place where José Rizal, one of the country’s revered national heroes, was executed by the Spanish colonial authorities, it’s also of great historical significance. It is just a stone’s throw away from Manila Hotel.
(2 minutes from Manila Hotel)