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Paco Park

San Marcelino & General Luna Sts, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #20 of 77 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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Riddells Creek, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Not a bad park to wander around for awhile. Just make sure you keep hydrated as everything looks small on a map, and big when you walk in the heat!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Surprisingly beautiful... My thought bubble as I was walking around inside this small enclosed park. Walking around Manila with so much traffic and pollution, I was surprised to find peace and serenity upon entering Paco Park. The Php10.00 entrance fee is worth it with the amount of effort they put in to maintaining the cleanliness outside and within its walls.... More

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Las Pinas, Philippines
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Paco park was the first place of Dr.Rizal was intered.The loyal katipunero exhume her body and sending her skull to his mothers house and kept unto 2yrs. then decided to intered to luneta park where he was died in firing squad.Also,there is a three priest was burried in paco park.The priest was sentence to death by hanging allegedly said that... More

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Manila, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a small place but full of history. After Jose Rizal, the national hero, was shot in Bagumbayan, his body was secretly buried in this place. The tombs along the enclosed wall are not eerie at all. The small church is air-conditioned and weddings take place in this church and the reception follows at the park outside the church... More

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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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278 reviews 278 reviews
194 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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