Rizal Park Rizal Park (Filipino: Liwasang Rizal, Spanish: Parque Rizal), also known as Luneta Park or simply Luneta, is a historic urban park located in Ermita, Manila, Philippines which is considered as one of the largest urban parks in Asia, covering an area of 58 hectares (140 acres).
The site on where the park is situated was originally known as Bagumbayan during the Spanish Colonial Period. It is adjacent to the historic Walled City of Intramuros and is a major tourist destination in the Philippines. Situated on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, the park plays a significant role in shaping the history of the Philippines.
The execution of Filipino patriot José Rizal on December 30, 1896 fanned the flames of the 1896 Philippine Revolution against the Kingdom of Spain. The park was officially named in his honor, and the monument enshrining his remains serves as the park's symbolic focal point.
The Declaration of Philippine Independence from the United States was held here on July 4, 1946 as were later political rallies including those of Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino in 1986 that culminated in the EDSA Revolution.