José Rizal Shrine, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Jose Rizal Shrine is a famous landmark and tourist attraction in the province of Nueva Vizcaya even though it had just been recently constructed and that some parts of it are still in development. It is located in the town of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
The shrine serves as a tribute to brave Filipino heroes, and the statues of these 16 patriots can be found througout the park, the most prominent of which is the second largest statue of the Philippines' national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. The large statue gleams in bronze though most of the structure is made out of fiberglass composite.
The shrine is truly a sight to behold, rivalling even historically-themed parks or structures anywhere in the Philippines. It boasts of modern architectural designs and layouts, lush gardens, fountains and finely crafted statues. It definitely gives proper homage to the heroes who have been the cornerstones of Philippine identity and independence.
Air-conditioned buses bound for Cagayan Valley pass by the province. For independent motorists, take the North Luzon Expressway and exit at Sta. Rita. Nueva Vizcaya is accessible through the Cagayan Valley Road and is about 268 kilometers north of Metro Manila.
Buses and public utility jeepneys ply the routes around the province. Tricycles are numerous in every town. Van/Car rental services are available with rates depending on the type of vehicles used and the distance traveled.