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Paco Park, Manila

3.5
#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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  • September 15, 2017
    Although a little remote, it is worth visiting this park, where many couples come to take pictures. Very original, walled and circular.
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  • August 14, 2017
    No doubt historical but things seem not properly maintained. Don't know whether it is intentional so that you will a feeling of old-time. Entrance fee is php 10 piso. Good to drop by and spend 30-45 m...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    When I was studying at a nearby school, the Park's open spaces often served as our practice grounds. The shady trees offer a welcome haven from the hot tropical sun. The place is also good for photo o...  more »

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