It was also the site of execution for the three martyr priests, Mariano Gómez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, who are known collectively as the Gomburza. They were implicated in the 1872 Cavite Mutiny and were killed by garrote for subversion.
In what is now likewise known as Rizal Park is Rizal Monument, a structure made of bronze and granite by Richard Kissling and perpetually guarded by two ceremonial guards. It is where the remains of Dr. Rizal were fittingly interred after they were unceremoniously buried by the Spaniards into an unmarked grave in Paco Cemetery. A life-sized diorama reenacting Dr. Rizal’s death is also found nearby.
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