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“A surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paco Park

Paco Park
San Marcelino & General Luna Sts, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
3027381
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Ranked #22 of 81 attractions in Manila
Type: Parks, Religious Sites
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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.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Didn't know this place even existed. Like an oasis in an urban jungle in need of cultural renewal. Historically significant, too. Ideal for weddings and small, intimate gatherings.

Visited December 2011
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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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