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Metro Manila - Paco Park and Cemetery



Paco Park was once Manila’s municipal cemetery during the Spanish colonial period. Most of the wealthy families during that time interred the remains of their loved ones here. Tough it was originally planned as a municipal cemetery for the well-off and established upper-class Spanish families who resided in the old Manila, it was also used to bury victims of a cholera epidemic that swept across the city during that time.


Located along Gen. Luna St., it is a 4,114.80 square meter cemetery designed by Nicolas Ruiz. Its construction was completed in 1820, and probably one of the oldest cemeteries in our country.


It is consist of two circular walls containing three levels of niches with pathways on top of it. A Roman Catholic chapel was also built inside the walls of the Park and is dedicated to St. Pancratius. It is now under the care of the Vincentian fathers who also manage the nearby Adamson University.




Our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal was secretly interred here by the Spaniards after his execution in Bagumbayan in December 30, 1896. His remains were exhumed in 1912 and was laid beneath the monument at Luneta Park. It is also the final resting place of the three Filipino martyr priests, Mario Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora, who were executed by the Spaniards in 1872 for their participation in an uprising against Spain.




Happened last February 6, 2011, it was only my first time to visit this park. Hehehe! This will now be included on my list of centuries-old cemeteries that I've visited around the Philippines.

You may also read my posts on Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery in Nagcarlan Laguna and the San Joaquin Campo Santo in San Joaquin Iloilo.



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29 comments :

  1. kaw na ang gala! hehehe daming pera, puro gala lang ah, magsama ka naman pare...hehehe libre mo...

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  2. @Moks - mura lang dyan... 10 pesos lang yata entrance... hehehe!!! thanks po...

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  3. I haven't been here yet. Looking forward to walk through this historical place. :)

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  4. @Will - try it sir, it's a very nice place...

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  5. I wouldn't think twice when it comes to travelling. Just waiting to win the lotto. LOL

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  6. @Will - why wait to win the Lotto? it's just here in Manila.. =D

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  7. hello kuya mervz now lang ulit napasyal dito hehe ^_^ adventurista tlga oh ^_^

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  8. @halojin-onga eh... na miss ka na ng blog ko... hahaha!!! thanks!!!

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  9. really a nice place. kahit alam kong maraming nilibing dyan long time ago. I never felt afraid. :D

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  10. I am reading blog posts about this park and cemetery several times and I really wanted to see the place by myself. Siguro pag nagexplore kami sa manila, pipilitin kong magvisit dito :]
    such a great place and amazing architecture!

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  11. @Pusang Kalye - yes indeed! ako din, di ako natakot...

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  12. @Renz - oh yes! puntahan mo 'to pag punta ng Manila... Thanks thanks!!! =D

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  13. yun oh bago nanaman ang theme niya.. galing... nakita ko na to sa fb mo daya mo di mo ko niyaya.... but i will try to go there soon pag ok na yung mga sked ko :D
    thanks for some info :D

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  14. nice, have you seen the part of the wall with skulls? it's kinda creepy there if you'll go alone.

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  15. I've been here once, I think. The place means a lot to me since dito kinasal ang parents ko. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  16. This is the second blog I read that features Paco Park just this year. It looks like an interesting place to visit. Mapuntahan na rin nga habang my time pa :)

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  17. i agree with lakwatsera de primera. read another story about this place. ako pang nakatira sa metro manila. tama, mapuntahan nga!!! iba ang ambiance!

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  18. an tagal ko ng d nakapunta d2, elementary pa ata ako tuwing nabakasyon kae ng Paco. mapuntahan nga. hehe

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  19. @Axl - hahaha!!! di lang mapakali sa theme... onga, matagal na kc ito, now ko lang na-blog... =D

    @Ivan - nope, di ko yun napansin.. creepy nga kung ganun... hehehe!!!

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  20. @Cedric - wow! may connection nga kayo ng church sa park...

    @Lakwatsera - yup! masarap mag spend lang ng time d2... tahimik... hihihi!

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  21. @Pinoy Boy - lapit ka lang pala eh... punta na!

    @Pinaysolobackpacker - punta na! yung malayu nga keri mo eh... e2 ilang tumbling lang... hahaha!!! =D

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  22. nagsimba kami ng sister ko dito once. madami nga din talagang magandang puntahan dito sa manila. tama ka mervs, ilang tumbling lang, andun na. makapag-tumbling nga sa Manila minsan para naman maiba, hehe

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  23. @GQ - tama.... masarap din i-explore ang Manila... gow! tumbling lang po... hahaha!!!

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  24. what are the promotional activities of paco park?

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  25. @Anonymous - think there's a "Paco Park Presents" every Saturday, where they showcase a musical show... :)

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  26. Sir Mervz!

    ask ko po kng what day and time open ung park? did you notice po ba?

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