In 1953,  after Fort Santiago  was  destroyed  during  World War II, the 2-storey  building,  which  contains  Rizal’s  prison cell, the artillery companies of the  Spanish  Army,  and  the  barracks  pantry, was reconstructed to  become  the Rizal Shrine as a tribute to the National Hero.  It is made up of several rooms, each one arranged around a theme.  One room called the Chamber of Texts,   features   excerpts  from  Rizal’s writings engraved on metal plates as  well   as  personal artifacts.   Another room features a life-size wax statue of the hero in the act of composing  the   14-stanza  “Mi Ultimo Adios” engraved  in sandstone