Ano ang dating pangalan ng luneta park
Rizal Park is located along Roxas Boulevard, Manila, adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros, it is one of the largest urban parks in Asia.
It has been a favorite leisure spot, and is frequented on Sundays and national holidays.
It is almost protocol for visiting dignitaries to lay a wreath at the monument.
The first-prize winner was Carlos Nicoli of Carrara, Italy for his scaled plaster model titled “Al Martir de Bagumbayan” (To the Martyr of Bagumbayan) besting 40 other accepted entries.
This is why the processions of January 9 have begun there in the park beginning in 2007.
After the clearing of the Bagumbayan settlement, the area later became known as Bagumbayan Field where the Cuartel la Luneta (Luneta Barracks), a Spanish Military Hospital (which was destroyed by one of the earthquakes of Manila), and a moat-surrounded outwork of the walled city of Manila, known as the Luneta (lunette) because of its crescent shape.
Paseo de la Luneta was the center of social activity for the people of Manila in the early evening hours.
This plaza was arranged with paths and lawns and surrounded by a wide driveway called "La Calzada" (The Road) where carriages circulate.