Paco Park and Cemetery Manila: Every little thing you should know

Exploring Paco Park and Manila Cemetery

Paco Park was built in 1820, and during that time, Paco Cemetery rested the people affected by the cholera epidemic. Ramon Solano y Lladeral, former Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines along with several bishops, as well as the famous GomBurZa who was assassinated in 1872, was buried.

Pancratius Chapel behind Paco Park by Carlojoseph14 – His Work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

In the days of Spanish colonists, Paco Park was probably the urban tomb of the wealthy Spanish families. The bodies of the dead were buried in a cemetery in the District of Dilao, the ancient name of Paco.

Photo by Paco Park and Cemetery by Angelyn Marquez via Wikipedia CCPhoto by Paco Park and Cemetery Author Angelyn Marquez – Her Work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

But just a jeepney ride from Intramuros is another great place in Manila – Paco Park and Cemetery. Paco Park was declared a National Park in 1966 and was named the most beautiful park in the Philippines.

Jose Rizal's bust inside the Paco Cemetery by Ramon FVelasquez via Wikipedia CCJose Rizal Bust inside Paco Cemetery by Ramon FVelasquez – Your Work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

Remains of Drs. Jose Rizal was buried at Paco Cemetery before meeting again at Luneta Park in 2012.

History of the Paco Tomb by author IJVelas via Wikipedia CCPaco Ancient Writer Writer IJVelas – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

How to get there

Paco Park is only one jeepney trip from Intramuros, another beautiful place to be found in Manila.

To get there, you can take a jeep, bus, or LRT 1. The initial travel time is 26 minutes from Eternal 21 to Paco Park and ride UV then jeep. Or if you are from Malate, Paranaque, just ride a UV then jeep, and get to Paco Park in just 29 minutes.

Here is a summary of the route, routes, and their visit:

Introduction Way to Visit Travel Time
San Dionisio, Paranaque Jeep> Bus 78 minutes
MIA Road – Gombe, Paranaque Then 46 minutes
Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew, Paranaque Then 60 minutes
Fatima University Medical Center, Valenzuela Jeep> Jeep 67 minutes
Tee Rock Cafe, Quezon City Jeep 48 minutes
Avida Towers, Paranaque Jeep> Bus 79 minutes
Malate, Paranaque UV> Jeep 29 minutes
D ‘Cream, Makati City Jeep> Jeep 68 minutes
CaviteX Las Pinas Toll Barrier, Las Pinas Then 63 minutes
Forever 21 UV> Jeep 26 minutes

Paco Park Manila CemeteryPaco Park Manila Cemetery


  • The three priests, José A. Burgos, Mariano C. Gomez, and Jacinto R. Zamora, were buried in the park after his assassination in 1872. They were the “martyrs” of the tribe and later encouraged Jose Rizal to advance his cause. freedom.
  • Jose Rizal himself, the United Nations General Assembly in the Philippines, was buried for the first time, and his remains were under six feet without a coffin.
  • In the main gate of Paco Park, a Latin inscription reads, “Beati mortui qui in domino moriuntur” which can be translated “Blessed are the dead who die in the grace of the Lord.”
  • We mentioned that Paco was formerly known as Dilao, and it is because of the Amaryllis plants that surrounded this amazing place.
  • Today, the park is a great way to create weddings, prenups, photoshoots, and little romantic days. The Manila City Government hosts the park, and it is open daily from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
  • Friday is the “Paco Park Presents,” where you can witness artists and chorales playing Filipino and traditional music at sunset.

Weddings in Paco Park

If you are a couple who want to get married in an illegal place like a garden, St. Chapel of St. Pancratius, located inside the romantic Paco Park, could be one way. Supervised by Vincentian men at Adamson University. The scenery is breathtaking. The outdoors, the warmth and warmth of the garden are ideal for taking pictures of intimate wedding. It is well ventilated and can accommodate up to 100 people. It is simple but beautiful.

Prenup shot

Paco Park is your favorite place and place for shoots. There is something magical, as many couples say. It is so personal and unique and loving that people love to visit, rest from their working days, or relax from their daily stress.


For couples looking for a special wedding in St. Louis. Pancratius Chapel, you must contact Adamson University on payment and terms. Prices range from 20,000 – 50,000. There will be a fee of Php 5,000 paid, while all the fees must be paid one month before the wedding day.


Pancratius Island (Paco Park)
# 959 San Marcelino St., Paco, Manila
Number: (02) 525-7853 | (02) 524-2022 loc. 101

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