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Jose Rizal in Europe
José Rizal traveled extensively in Europe during the late 19th century. In Spain, he studied and joined the Propaganda Movement for Filipino reforms. His visits to France, Germany, Austria, and other countries enriched his perspective.
Rizal began his trip to Europe as the only Filipino on the Salvador, which was headed to this country on May 3, 1882.
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In 1882, Singapore was still under British colonial rule, a crucial period of economic development and urban change.
On May 11, 1882 aboard the French steamer Djemnah, Rizal reached Point Gable, a seacoast town in this Asian country.
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In the 1880s, Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, saw the completion of the iconic Victoria Bridge.
After crossing the Indian Ocean, Rizal, aboard the Djemnah, traversed this famous canal for five days.
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In the 1880s, the Suez Canal was expanded, reducing transit time and boosting global trade as a vital maritime shortcut.
On June 12, 1882, Rizal, aboard the Djemnah, docked here, the city where The Count of Monte Cristo is set.
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In the 1880s, Marseille, France, thrived as a major Mediterranean port and witnessed the completion of the Old Port's tr
On June 16, 1882, Rizal was given a welcoming party at the Plaza de Cataluna in this city, finally arriving in Europe.
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Bullfighting was a popular tradition in Barcelona, but it would later face growing opposition and be banned in 2010.
This is the Spanish city where Rizal attended university, taking up medicine and philosophy of letters in 1882.
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San Francisco el Grande is a neoclassical basilica in Madrid, renowned for its grand dome and valuable art collection.
While in this city, Rizal frequented the Café de la Rotondo, a famous gathering place for intellectuals and artists.
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Notre-Dame Cathedral stood as a Gothic masterpiece, central to Parisian life and history for over 600 years.
Rizal earned money as a proof-reader in this German city, one of the cheapest places to live in Europe in 1886.
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Garten Krystallpalast was a popular leisure and entertainment venue in Leipzig, showcasing wonders of the 19th century.
In late 1886, Rizal moved here where he eventually published "Noli Me Tángere" in 1887.
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Café Bauer was a legendary Berlin café, renowned for its opulence and as a hub for the city's cultural elite.
In 1887, Rizal, together with Viola, toured this famous city with Dr. Willkomm, a natural history professor, as a guide.
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In the 1880s, Prague thrived culturally, witnessing the completion of the National Theatre.
On May 20, 1887, Rizal and Viola stayed at Hotel Metropole in this Austrian city.
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In the 1880s, the Vienna State Opera had just opened its doors, heralding a new era for Austrian music and arts.
In 1887, Rizal marveled at this Italian city’s unique architecture, canals, and art.
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In the 1880s, Venice was a key stop on the European Grand Tour, attracting artists, writers, and the aristocracy.
Rizal attended a Christmas Eve mass here and saw Pope Leo XIII in 1887.
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St. Peter's Basilica, completed in 1626, stands over St. Peter's tomb and is the world's largest Christian basilica.
In late 1888, Rizal went here and found the book “Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas” by Antonio de Moria.
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In the 1880s, the Houses of Parliament witnessed the dynamism of the Victorian era and debates on imperial policy.
In 1891, Rizal published “El Filibusterismo” in this Belgium city.
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Gravensteen, a medieval fortress in Ghent, was built in 1180 by Count Philip of Alsace and inspired by the Crusades.
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