These are recycled photos of Plaza de Armas in Fort Santiago, the fort's main square. This place is open to the public for a minimal fee of 75 pesos (approximately $1.65). At the entrance of Plaza de Armas are the brass footsteps of Dr. Jose Rizal, embedded on concrete. These are his footsteps from his prison cell to Bagumbayan where he was executed by firing squad and made him a martyr of the Philippine Revolution. Dr. Rizal was imprisoned in this fort in 1896 during his court martial---he was later convicted on charges of rebellion, sedition and conspiracy against the Spanish government.
Across Plaza de Armas is the Rizal Shrine, a public museum built in honor of Rizal's heroism. The shrine holds Dr. Rizal's books, memorabilia, manuscripts and artworks, his famous poem Mi Ultimo Adios and a piece of his vertebra. A life-size statue of the hero holding a book stands at the edge of Plaza de Armas. This statue made me wonder what was his favorite book.:p
Plaza de Armas at dusk
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