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“Very historic!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Paco Park

Paco Park
San Marcelino & General Luna Sts, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
3027381
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Ranked #16 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: This former cemetery is now a manicured park and venue for fairs and concerts featuring local artists and musicians.
Maui, Hawaii
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“Very historic!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

this being the original place where the late hero jose rizal was entombed makes this place remarkable! a perfect place for weddings!

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Manila, Philippines
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“Small but Very Clean! :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

'Been here a couple of times now. From the outside, it is indeed not that appealing. But what I love the most about this tiny little park is the church on center of it. I often tell my friends when im doing a sort of a tour to this place is the fact that this was the place where Dr. Jose Rizal was first buried. Well kept, very clean. I just simple love this place..

Visited November 2011
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Manila, Philippines
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“Lovely fountain, chapel, and garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

What a beautiful setting with the fountain, chapel and garden! It is great for a photo shoot. One would almost forget or not notice that the encircling walls of the park is actually a cemetery. The chapel is quite small though, able to hold only about 20-40 people, might be good for an intimate wedding ceremony with the fountain as part of the aisle walk. It might be a bit creepy though to hold your wedding reception there because it is a cemetery. But one could hold their reception at the Oasis hotel right next to it.

Visited May 2012
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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“Paco Park Presents”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is the cemetery where the body of Dr. Jose Rizal was buried after his execution in Bagumbayan field.

Visited June 2012
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“quiet, relaxed and nostalgic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Because of its location, inside Paco, not too many people frequent the park. I like the quiet surroundings and although in a sense it is a cemetery, you don't get that eerie feeling. It is relaxing to just sit around and do some day dreaming or probably a little soul searching. Catholic mass is also celebrated on Sundays.

Visited April 2012
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