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Paco Park

San Marcelino & General Luna Sts, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
3027381
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Ranked #19 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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Las Pinas, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
61 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I did not know what to expect when I first came in to this park. Interestingly, I felt so calm touring the park because of the quietness and the greens all over it. Seldom to see such a peaceful place like this in the city. Nostalgic and lovely could be the perfect words to describe this. You can stay here... More

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Hong Kong
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136 reviews 136 reviews
23 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Large lake - with complete floating map of the Philipines. And piping out loud eighties music.... not an unpleasant spot to wander or sit and debate the city!

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