Located along Roxas Boulevard, Manila and adjacent to the century-old walled city of Intramuros, the Luneta National Park, or “Luneta” as many refer to it, is an historical urban park that is known to be the site of the execution of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on December 30, 1896. In addition to being one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Philippines, it is also one of the largest urban parks in the world.
Located close to Manila Bay, this iconic centennial monument enshrines the remains of Rizal and serves as the park’s symbolic centerpiece. The park has been a popular recreational area for generations. In addition to the tallest flag pole in the country, the execution site for GomBurZa, a two-row bust gallery of Filipino heroes from different parts of the country, and a relief map of the country.