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Paco Park, Manila

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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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  • amidst the hustle and bustle that is manila, this is a welcome respite in the shape of routunda an interesting historic cemetery turned into a park it is not so well known to tourists but popular with...  more »
  • We visited this place (with my cousins) and we find this place very historical (since there are lot of historical events happened in the church and the burial places of our national hero Jose Rizal an...  more »
  • It's a small park, quaint and cosy. An hour or two would be enough to visit and see every nook and cranny. It's very well maintained. They charge a negligible entrance fee which i feel is a small pric...  more »