The modern steel gate at the Rizal Shrine at Talisay in Dapitan City, is perhaps the only reminder that Jose Rizal was indeed exiled here in 1892.
Jose Rizal once owned and tended a farm at the municipality of Katipunan in Zamboanga del Norte.
Aside from the wooden ceiling and the wooden relief of the four evangelists, another unique feature of this church is the main retablo which is said to be designed by Jose Rizal himself.
The Dapitan Plaza was planned and beautified by Jose Rizal during his exile in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte. He also installed a lighting system out of coconut oil.
The St. James Church at Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte, was constructed in 1871 in honor of St. James the Greater, Dapitan's patron saint.
The Relief Map of the Mindanao at Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte, was declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines on June 20, 2005.
After arriving at the Santa Cruz beach on July 17, 1892, Rizal's party then proceeded to the Casa Real where he was presented to Don Ricardo Carnicero, the Spanish Military Governor of Dapitan at that time.
Jose Rizal arrived at Santa Cruz Beach in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte at around 7:00 PM on July 17, 1892.