Exploring Paco Park and Cemetery Manila

Paco Park was built in 1820, and back then, the Paco Cemetery gave rest to the cholera epidemic victims. Ramon Solano y Lladeral, who was a Spanish Governor-General of the Philippines along with several bishops, and the historically known GomBurZa after the execution in 1872, was buried in the cemetery.

St. Pancratius Chapel at the rear of Paco Park By Carlojoseph14 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

During the Spanish colonization period, Paco Park was supposedly the municipal cemetery for wealthy Spanish families. The dead’s remains were buried in the cemetery located at the District of Dilao, the former name for Paco.

Paco Park and Cemetery photo by Angelyn Marquez via Wikipedia CC
Paco Park and Cemetery photo By Angelyn Marquez – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

But just a jeepney ride away from Intramuros is another oasis in Manila – the Paco Park and Cemetery. Paco Park was declared a National…

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