The premier park of the Philippines, Luneta Park is located in the heart of Manila City, the Capital of the Philippines. It is
officially called Rizal Park in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal, the country's National Hero who was executed in this place. During the Spanish period,
it was known as Bagumbayan meaning new town.
Showcasing the country's culture and heritage, the park is a major tourist attraction in the city of Manila. It is also the favorite spot
for strolling and for families to have picnics especially on Sundays and holidays.
On the western end of the park is Quirino Grandstand where important events such as the celebration of Independence Day are held. Across the Rizal Monument
is a large flagpole that also serves as the point from which road distances in the Philippines are measured. Other sections of the park are the relief map,
the Japanese and Chinese gardens, the Lapu-Lapu monument, National Historical Institure, Museo Pambata and San Lorenzo monument.,