Sunday, August 9, 2009

paco park cemetery

what used to be a cemetery for the aristocrat during the Spanish colonial period is now a beautiful circular park. it has retained its charm with nice lush green landscape.
i brought my cousin Claire to this cemetery park as she loves historical sites. even from outside the gate, one can appreciate the view of the chapel and the brick walkway.the inner circular wall was built in the late 1700s and was then extended with an outer wall. immediately after Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero, was executed he was interred here but his body was then transferred to Luneta Park.the park walls survived the World War II even when the Japanese soldiers used it as an ammunition depot. today, most of the niches are already empty as they were transferred by their families. it stands as a historical park within the city of Manila.this has a close resemblance to the underground cemetery of Nagcarlan. Paco park cemetery differs though because it has a double circular wall niches with big brick walkways and a circular fountain pool at the center.what made it even more attractive is it has walkway on top of the niches. with mossy bricks and a small bridge way over the gate entrance of the inner wall. making it a great place for wedding photo shoots.if one comes from Taft avenue going to Luneta, just turn right when you reach Padre Faura or General Luna street and from there you can see the circular walls of the park.the park is open from 8:00am till 5:00pm only with a minimal entrance.

57 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

This place is beautiful but hopefully there is no paranormal activity due to its past

witsandnuts said...

This is the first time I saw Paco Park Cemetery's pictures. Interesting.

PS. Your cousin's footwear is gorgeous!

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

di ko napansin yan lugar nayan,pero madalas ko yang daanan dati...ngayon ko lang naisip ang halaga ng lugar..napakaganda.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

pahabol:

pwedeng artista si claire..maganda!

w.a.i.t. said...

Nice, ang huling punta ko dyan 90's pa elementary days' kasal ng tito ko... maliit lang pero maganda : )

KRIS JASPER said...

Cem? Im sure it's a beautiful converted park... but still..... cem?

attyjurita said...

ganda pala dun....nice....agree with witsandnuts...nice ang sandals ng cuzin mo....hehe

dyosa said...

It's been over a decade since I visited this place. Your photos are beautiful, most especially the photo with the single flower.

Saan nabili ng cousin mo yung dress nya? Nice eh. Hehe.

gillboard said...

been there dozen of times... di ko lang maalala ano trip namin at dun kami tumatambay before...

nuts said...

your cousin Claire is so pretty and lovely..

bakit diko pa ata napasyalan yan, lapit lang ako dito ah..

dylan dimaubusan said...

Paco Park! Right, I've been to Paco many times, tumira din kami sa isang hotel malapit jan nung nag OJT kami sa mga hospitals near there,kaso ni minsan di man ako nakapaunta sa park and sa cemetery.. Poor me.

I like the shot with the calachuchi ba yun? Very original.

coolwaterworks said...

Wow, Paco Park Cemetary is indeed beautiful... Another blogger recommended this place to me to visit... Eh paano ba yan, andito ako sa Cebu... hehehe...

Nice pictures as always Dong....

ShatterShards said...

Have you seen the photos of the wedding of Kamikazee's lead vocals? It was held at the Paco Cemetery, with black as motiff. Only the bride was wearing white. The Park took center stage there.

I haven't been to that part of Manila, which is just too bad.

By the way, are you not gonna rate this park, the way you did on other places you've been to? I kinda miss that.

jeanny said...

The last time I visited that place was in high school. I think I should revisit this plac again.

Your took lovely photos Dong. I love it!

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I like this place a lot. One of Manila's few remaining public green spaces.

Theonoski said...

the wall is so thick that during the manila liberation, the americans had a hard time to penetrate this cementery.so great of you dom to visit some of manila's historical district!would love to accompany you sana kung andyan lang ako :D.

karmi said...

pretty model + nice place. =)

di pa ako nakakapunta dyan kuya, parang napakapeaceful. un nga lang, sana walang magparamdam. hehehe =)

Pacey said...

Wow, it's that beautiful as with the walls outside. I stayed in one of the hotel right infront of this park but I was so stupid for not dropping by just for a few minutes. Grrr...til next time. Thanks for showing this and your couzin is a very a lovely model. :) Have a nice day!

bw said...

very pretty pics bro. And your cousin is cute too :)

Pietro said...

Very lovely set of photographs.
Paco Park Cemetery is really picturesque!

burn said...

May experience ba si claire na mag model. She looks like a professional model.

bluedreamer27 said...

it seems that the green surroundings cover up the creepy image oif this cemetery
it looks very historical

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I am Xprosaic said...

Ganda noh at least napreserve pa rin naman kahit papaano ang pagiging ancient ng lugar... jejejejje... kahit dati (or still existing?!) itong cemetery eh nakikita pa rin ang dating ganda ng lugar... jejjejejej

Andy said...

Nice! I've always wanted to go there.

Lawstude said...

ang ganda ng park. ok din siguro na hanggang 5 lang kasi nakakatakot naman sa gabi ang sementeryo eh baka may lumitaw hehehe.

Hilda said...

And a favorite wedding church too! :)

REDLAN said...

nakabili ako ng postcard nito. pero maganda ang mga kuha mo lalo na siguro in real. kagay ng cuz mo na si claire. teka nakalimutan ko yung name ng flower.

Cza said...

i love your cousin's sandals! :D really nice.. i love love the pics too. Never thought Paco cem can be a great photo-op location :)

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful place. The rich sure do leave us some lovely places to enjoy. It's great Claire enjoys historical sites.

dodong flores said...

The place is very nice and I won't get tired going back there again.
Your niece is photogenic. She has the potential to become a model... :)

Photo Cache said...

This is beautiful and has a calming effect. I would love to visit that.

I like your cousin's get-up from head to foot. She has some style.

Chyng said...

Haay, we've been planning to go here. Sayang di tayo nagkasabay. We used to have rehearsals for our play back in college. Haha

Anga ganda pa din ng place. Very photogenic. ;D

aiLee920 said...

you're cousin Claire is pretty, pretty as the flower on this post... ano nga ba tawag dun???

livingstain said...

oo nga sabi ko na nga ba alam ko yan e, jan nga si rizal nilibing...

kumusta the best ka pa din.

ACRYLIQUE said...

Pwede rin namn magdaos ng wedding dito, di ba?

Missy said...

I've never seen this paco park, maganda pala. I heard from my husband lang kasi he used to hang out here with his exes hehehe when he was still in high school....kaya tuloy ayoko nang puntahan ito ;-) Nice shots though, it's convincing to take a sneak here.

Cebu Tourist destination said...

This is really a beautiful place..

mariancalago said...

amazing place... sana walang multo jan.heheh

Movie Reviews said...

takot kasi me sa mga multo.. pero maganda sya.

uncleawang said...

This is beautiful place:)
Have a nice day.

cebu attractions said...

that was really an excellent photos
i like it a lot
where was it?

Layrayski said...

beautiful set of photo Dong! I love the details.

sendzki said...

wahh...still adore your adventures and shots ^^ keep em up!

darkhorse said...

parang ang tahimik dito sa lugar na to...hahahaha...great shots Dong! nag aral kng photography no?...tc

zherwin said...

uy, dito kami kinasal :)

Raft3r said...

i have been here once
gradeschool days pa
field trip
hehe

hindi ba may simbahan dito saka yun concert at the park?

Raft3r said...

pakilala mo naman ako sa sanpits mo
hehe

Rico said...

This is where Jay of Kamikaze and Sarah Abad got married. It was a beautiful black-themed wedding.

Manila.ph said...

Very beautiful site and well written article with good photos from Paco Park in Manila. I enjoyed it!

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