Paco Cemetery

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Paco Cemetery is also called the Paco Park, located in Paco, Manila. It was built in 1820. It was intended for the victims of cholera epedemic. Nine niches were donated by by the city of Manila in gratitude of the services of the Dominicans to the victims of the cholera.During that time a niches were rented for P20.00 each, renewable after three years. The mausoleum of Governor General Ramon Solano Y Lladeral is found inside the mortuary chapel.The remains of the three martyred priest were also lain here. Dr. Jose Rizal Mercado's remains were interred here from December 30, 1896 to December 29, 1912, then his bones wre transferred to his execution site, the Bagumbayan, now Rizal Park.

It is no longer operating as a cemetery anymore. It has been a favorite venue for weddings, and concerts of traditional artists. It is frequently visited by lovers and families who attend Sunday masses at the Chapel of San Pancratius, located inside the cemetery.

External links


  • Natiobnal Historical Institute. Historical Markers: Metropolitan Manila. Manila: National Historical Institute, 1993.



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