Rizal Peninsular Spain

Chapter 9

Rizal decided to leave the country not just complete his studies Purpose: To make a name for himself in the realm of journalists. To observe and studies European Society To prepare himself for the task of liberating the Filipinos from Spanish tyranny.

First journey and entry into Spain is his gradual immersion into propaganda movement in Madrid. Rizal Secret Departure -Rizal left Calamba May 1,1882 to Manila (10 hours journey via a Carromata) -Paciano, Saturnina, Tio Antonio and few friends


avoid detection by Spanish authorities especially the friars. -Jose Mercado -Rizal stayed in Manila for 2 days before his trip to Spain schedule. Itinerary to Spain: From Manila – Salvadora sailed for Singapore.

-Rizal stayed at Singapore for 2 days. Visit Botanical Garden, art galleiries, parks and some historical spots and record all the details he observed. -Singapore to Djemnah which shall ferry him to France. -Point Galle in Cylon, Aden and port said Suez Canal.

Naples – June 12,1882, Harbor of Marspilles impressed by the courtesy of the custom police also enchanted by it’s graceful and impressive buildings and courtesy and refined manners of French men.

Marseilles – Barcelona June 15,1882 Rizal had negative impression of cities and people later on he came due to prevalence of freedom and liberalism in the city and good qualities demonstrated by it’s residents. Open heartedness and courage. Rizal in Barcelona Plaza de Cataluna – welcome party held at favorite coffee house

Paciano believed that Rizal would be able to express his nationalist and patriotic sentiment with in effect can arouse the hostility and suspicion of Spanish Regime for Rizal’s bothers when happens Rizal a poet will be transformed simultaneously into a patriot a novelist and nationalist.

El Amoa Patrio 1st article was essay entitled: El Amor Patrio (love of Country) 21 yrs old. Pseudonym (Laon Laan) August 20,1882 Diyaryong Tagalog in Manila came out. Tierra Extrangjera (Foreign Land) Refferal Spain Published National Historical Institute 2002

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