The Philippines is culturally and historically rich country. Here are some historic shrines and monuments from across the archipelago which serves as reminders of the rich culture and history of the country.
Rizal Park is situated in the heart of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, overlooking Manila Bay. Luneta has been the site of some of the most significant moments in Philippine history. Among them is the execution of Dr. Jose Rizal on December 30, 1896, whose martyred death made him a hero of the Philippine Revolution. It was officially renamed Rizal Park in tribute to him; the Declaration of Philippine Independence from American rule on June 4, 1946; and the political rallies of Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino in 1986. The monument also serves as the point of origin or Kilometer Zero to all other cities in the Philippines.