On the eve of his execution, Jose Rizal sadly wrote to his family to bid them farewell, “I would like to see each one of you before dying, though it may cost much pain. Come the most valiant, I have some important things to say.” Serenely accepting his tragic fate, he composed his untitled valedictory poem, which came to be known “Mi Ultimo Adios.” On 30 December 1896, Rizal calmly faced the firing squad in Bagumbayan.
Reconstructed in 1953 after its destruction in World War II, the Museo ni Jose Rizal Fort Santiago pays tribute to Jose Rizal through its themed settings and relics reflecting his life, achievements, and last hours before his execution. The museum has five galleries:
MUSEO NI JOSE RIZAL, FORT SANTIAGO, INTRAMUROS, MANILA
St. Clara Street, Brgy. 656, intramuros, Manila
Museum Curator: Mr. Jude Roland Ay-Ay
Telephone Number: 263-8821
Cellphone Number: 09178519548