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Lakbay Rizal @150 – Intramuros sites

By on March 31, 2012

rizal intramuros sites - UST

Inside Intramuros, the Walled City in Manila, are three places that have played significant parts in the life of Jose Rizal. One of these is the University of Santo Tomas, where he once studied medicine, with specialization in ophthalmology from 1877 to 1882.

rizal intramuros sites - Ateneo

It is said that Rizal did not fare well when he was at Santo Tomas. But he did have exceptional or sobre saliente grades when he studied at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila from 1872 to 1877.

rizal intramuros sites - PLM

And finally, the Cuartel de España was one of the abandoned buildings within the Jesuit Compound. This is where Rizal was tried for sedition in 1886. The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila now stands there to this day.

The original buildings of the University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo and the Jesuit Compound could no longer be found in Intramuros today. Except for the Ateneo Municipal de Manila which was destroyed by fire in 1932, the other two sites were all destroyed during World War II.

But the good thing is that there are informative markers installed in each site, to remind us of their many stories, including those that had something to do with Jose Rizal.

rizal@150 intramuros

How to get there
The stamp sites for the various Lakbay Rizal @150 sites in Intramuros are as follows:
1. Site of the University of Santo Tomas – Guard Outpost, Banco Filipino Building (A. Soriano St.)
2. Site of the Ateneo Municipal de Manila – on-site, DOT WOW Clamshell (Anda St.)
3. Site of Trial of Rizal – Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (General Luna St.)

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