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Paco Park

San Marcelino & General Luna Sts, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #22 of 81 attractions in Manila
Type: Parks, Religious Sites
Description: This former cemetery is now a manicured park and venue for fairs and concerts featuring local artists and musicians.
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Kununurra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I wouldn't make a special trip to see this. I just happened to be staying very close. Not much to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was expecting better really. The park doesn't really have much in the way of gardens and was once a cemetery. It is mainly an old church building and some walls. It really is extremely small. Ten minutes and you're done. It costs 10 pesos to enter.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Paco Park is a 4,114.80 square meter recreational garden area and was once Manila’s municipal cemetery built by the Dominicans[1] during the Spanish colonial period. It is located along General Luna St. and at the east end of Padre Faura Street in Paco district in the City of Manila, the Philippines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

who would have thought that there's a park as quiet, as serene, as beautiful as paco park located inside the busy manila. if you wanna go and get away from the noise just visit this park and meditate for few hours and go back to the outside world feeling refresh!

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Bacolod, Philippines
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Today, Paco Park is a popular venue for weddings and a weekly evening concert called Paco Park Presents.The cemetery has a circular plan, with an inner concentric wall which was the original cemetery. The walls used to have five tiers of wall niches. Only three layers are visible today. The niches on inner wall are reserved as the exclusive burial... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Worth spending ten minutes here. This is a small enclosed park with trees and a mausoleum that you cannot enter at one end. Silly pop music blares out from speakers and ruins the atmosphere.

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Manila, Philippines
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Very suprising is that is is near the center of Manila and yet when you go inside its not that noisy at all. A refuge away from the hustle and bustle of Manila. Try it, nothing to loose.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A walled cemetery from 1900, with surrounding stone walls and chapel where they hold weddings. Old trees, a place to rest from the pollution of Manila. Walk around the upper wall and do not bypass!

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ottawa canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A small place with a church, and burial stones.Not much of a park but it does have historical value...not far from Robinson Mall

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I stayed in the hotel next to this park. Quiet, refreshing place even though situated in the centre.

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