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What is Luneta National Park in Manila?

What is the meaning of Luneta?

  • (The crescent-shape was called Luneta, literally "little moon", in the Spanish language. The word Luneta was to become a popular name for Bagumbayan Field, whose name was later officially to become Rizal Park.) View of the Paseo de la Luneta (Plaza of Luneta) in 1894.

What is the most famous tourist attraction in the Philippines?

  • It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the philippines as well as of the biggest urban parks in Asia. Nearby Manila Bay, this iconic hundred-year old monument of rizal enshrines his remains and serves as the park’s symbolic centerpiece.

What is the history of Paseo de la Luneta?

  • In 1820 the Spanish built the Paseo de la Luneta (Plaza of the Luneta) at the western end of Bagumbayan Field. This plaza included lawns, paths, a promenade, a bandstand, and two fountains. It became a popular spot for Manila’s elite to mingle and socialize after vespers every evening. A military band would play most evenings.

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