Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Laguna

Rizal Shrine was the first bahay na bato in Calamba .The Rizal shrine today is just a replica of the old house of the Rizal family; the original house was destroyed during World War II.  It was restored through Executive Order No. 145 of Pres. Elpidio Quirino and designed by Architect Juan Nakpil and it was inaugurated on June 19, 1950.
There's no entrance fee Shrine but there are donation boxes as funds for keeping the house and its grounds clean. The shrine is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The ground floor contains memorabilia of Rizal's early childhood. 

Mga aklat na binasa ni Jose Rizal nung kanyang kabataan

This is the staircase that leads to the upper story. The stone steps are said to be part of the original foundation.

Traditional Stove

Clay pot

This is the Bahay Kubo or Nipa. Hut where Pepe and his siblings play.
How to get there
By Land: from Manila, proceed to SLEX, exit to Calamba Laguna.
From EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City, you can ride a bus on Taft Avenue, Pasay buendia bound for Sta. Cruz passes by Calamba crossing. From there, one can take  jeepneys  or tricycles going to the site.

Est. Travel time 1hr.

If you are looking for cheap accommodations, you can try at hotels, pension houses and resorts in nearby areas. There also listings available on TravelBook.