For students, our tours are co-curricular enrichment programs that aim to form the entire person, and not simply impart information. For foreign guests, balikbayans, and the general public, we offer tours that excite and inspire the heart, the imagination, and the spirit.
Heroes Square tours feature multimedia and theatrical shows presented in various sites in Intramuros. These include walking tours, plays, dance, music, living history, and more.
By showing that the world of our heroes is still the world we live in today, Heroes Square aims to move people to see the Philippines with new eyes, to ignite dreams of greater possibility for the Filipino. By showing that our heroes are people like ourselves, with lives like our own, Heroes Square aims to embolden and empower everyone into realizing that we, too, can be heroes.
At the original site of Ateneo Municipal de Manila, participants will meet the young Rizal as a student then in Ateneo, with his favorite Jesuit teacher, Fr. Francisco de Paula Sanchez, SJ. Rizal and Padre Sanchez will talk about Rizal’s wonderful and challenging experiences in life as a student.
Led by a comic couple who dramatize and reenact significant events in Philippine history, participants will experience an animated, theatrical walking tour of Fort Santiago. This walking tour gives participants the occasion to experience a journey into the rise and fall of the Filipinos’ struggle for freedom in various periods of Philippine history.
Using dance, music, and theater, participants will experience an intense street theater piece that takes them on a kinetic journey along the walls of Intramuros. They will meet Andres Bonifacio, Gregoria de Jesus, Emilio Jacinto and learn about the Philippine Revolution.
At the Valedictory Hall of Rizal Shrine, participants will meet José Rizal, Josephine Bracken, Doña Teodora Alonzo and Padre Sanchez in a heartwarming musical drama presentation on the life and heroism of our National Hero. The presentation invites the audience to reflect on the question: What was Rizal’s life all about?