You can take a leisurely walk around Fort Santiago, have a picnic in some areas, have your kids play at the playground, take alot of pictures with you and/or turn at the left side of the Plaza of the Armas, and have tour in Rizal's Shrine where in some things of Jose Rizal were kept or ito ang ginawang museum para paglagakan ng mga memorabilia ng ating pambansan bayani!
First stop, the Silid ng Pagninilay (Contemplation Room). It is where before seeing the Prison Cell of Jose Rizal.
Upon entering the room, you would see a large painting of Rizal's execution.
|One of the writings of Rizal displayed in a long and high glass.|
Pagpasok mo sa isa pang room, makikita mo ang Bulwagan ng Panulat ni Rizal (Chamber of Text). Mali..., hindi ito yung mga text messages ni Rizal (meron na ba nuon, hehehe syempre di pa uso celfon nun noh!) Dito makikita mo ang collections or writings ni Rizal.
|Mi último adiós (Spanish for "My Last Farewell") is a poem written by Philippine national hero José Rizal on the eve of his execution on December 30, 1896.|
Although the poem was untitled, this title served as an artifice useful as a quick reference. This poem was one of the last notes he wrote before his execution. Another that he had written before his death was found in his shoe but because the text could not be read it remains a mystery.
|A room of artifacts of Rizal|
Some things of Rizal like the first publications and the original copy of his novels, his calling cards and etc are stored in here.
|Rizal’s poems are etched on panels beautifully arranged side by side.|
Nakakabilib. Parang may time machine at nakapunta ako sa sinalumang lugar. Nakapasyal ka na, may natutuhan ka pa!
Paglabas namin sa gawing kaliwa ng kuwartong ito, makikita naman ang piitan ni Rizal. (Prison Cell)
|Ako yun oh, capturing the model of Rizal's detention cell which shows Rizal on his chair while writing|
Katakot kaya jan, medyo madilim kaya saglit lang kami dito ng mga friends ko. Nagulat pa ko nang makita ko ang isang tao sa salamin, eh ako pa la yun! Haay... takutin ba ang sarili!
|Different writings of Rizal|
|Portraits of Rizal.|
|One of the biggest portrait of Rizal in Fort Santiago|
|This guy went our of the room and act as Jose Rizal while singing together with the lady who acts naman as "Josephine Bracken", kaya mas malapit siyang picturan. :) Ang pogi sabi nga namin ni Mitch!|
|Said to be the footsteps of Rizal|
Other pictures took from Fort Santiago.