Paco Park, Manila
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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. Plan your Paco Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Manila using our Manila vacation planner.
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Relatively small but it has big contribution to history. It may be a cemetery during the Spanish era and where Jose Rizal first buried but now it was a park and a special venue for occasion. It is cle... read more »
Beautiful little park. The jewel is the ancient church. Still used every Sunday. Very photogenic and beautiful. Nice to walk or sit. Full of friendly happy people.
Admirable. The place is clean, well maintained. The niches is amusing, you'll think it is just a wall with a walkway on top, but no, it is a layered niches. I cannot find the exact words to describe h... read more »
THE FORGOTTEN HISTORICAL PLACE! this is where dr jose rizal was buried and not in luneta a lot of resto around and hotel to stay in good for people who wants a quiet time from the city
Quiet, peaceful and calming.
nice and silent place,feel free with the frsh air in the city
Very nice peaceful park well kept and reasonable bathrooms too.
Wonderful place for weekend
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