Thursday, December 5, 2013

Jose Rizal Monument in Daet, Camarines Norte

Dr. Jose Rizal's Monument in Daet Camarines Norte is considered as "the first Rizal monument in the Philippines".

Completed in February 1899, the monument predates the Rizal monument in Luneta by 14 years. Designed by Antonio Sanz, it is located near the banks of Daet River.

The three-tiered, 20-foot stone pylon has a simple design Unlike other Rizal monuments, it doesn't have a statue of Dr. Jose Rizal. Rather, his works such as "El Filibusterismo" and "Noli Me Tangere", as well as "Morga", in honor Antonio de Morga, the author of the book "Sucesos de las islas Filipinas" which is about the early days of the Spanish colonization in the Philippines were written on the sides of the monument.


  • By Land: From Manila, take a bus bound for Daet, Camarines Norte. Travel time is about 8 hours and fare is around 700 pesos.
  • By Air: Since there are no commercial flights to Camarines Norte. The nearest commercial airport is in Naga, Camarines Sur. From Manila, take and 40-minute plane ride to Naga. Then take a public van (188 pesos) or bus(around 140 pesos) to Daet, Camarines Norte, travel time is 1.5 - 2 hours from Naga City.

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