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Paco Park, Manila

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#5 of 12 in Parks in Manila
Relax in the tranquil and historic Paco Park. This large recreational park has a fascinating history dating back to the Spanish colonial period, when a cholera epidemic forced the Dominicans to build a new cemetery in Manila. After being used as a supply depot during World War II, the park was converted into a national park in 1966 and the remains of those buried there transferred to other cemeteries. Today the park still contains a small chapel, making it an incredibly popular venue for weddings, receptions, and concerts. Find an empty bench, enjoy the peace and quiet, and watch couples enjoying a romantic sunset stroll. For Paco Park and beyond, use our Manila trip website to get the most from your Manila vacation.
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  • Despite its history, it looks and is quite run down. Why would this even be listed? Well, I guess if you want to get away from the raw course of life outside its wall, come here and enjoy some time wi...  more »
  • Must visit when choosing a wedding church. The walled former cemetery park is romantic, shaded by old tall accacia tress. The inner walls are niches of infants who died from a plague. Jose Rizal was o...  more »
  • This park has some nice flowers and trees to brighten tell place up. It is well used as a wedding location. I enjoyed the quiet.  more »

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