Paco Park and Cemetery
Belen, Paco, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
About Paco Park and Cemetery
In the heart of the City of Manila is a small and old circular park which used to be a municipal cemetery for Spanish aristocrats of the old walled city of Intramuros – the Paco Park and Cemetery. Paco Park and Cemetery were completed and opened to the public in 1822 as a burial ground for victims of Asiatic cholera pandemic that swept across the continent from 1817 to 1824. It later became a resting place of the Spanish high society in late 1800s.
Attractions near Paco Park and Cemetery
It was one of the most popular museums in the country which was officially opened to the public in May 2018. Located in Rizal Park, it is part of the National Museum Complex which boasts three other attractions: the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Anthropology, and the National Planetarium.
The National Museum of Anthropology houses the anthropology and archaeology divisions of the National Museum of the Philippines. It was formerly known as the Museum of the Filipino People. Its aim is to preserve the cultural heritage of the Philippines and to educate others. Its permanent collection contains around 10,000 items, including cultural materials from the different peoples of the Philippines and so more.
A huge library complex which was located in the Ermita on a portion of Rizal Park facing T. M. Kalaw Avenue, Manila. The library is notable for being the home of the original copies of the defining works of José Rizal: Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo and Mi último adiós, and so more. It has a large collection of books and thus it attracts so many peoples here.
Rizal Park is a 60-hectare oasis of greenery and blooms set in Manila's busy financial and commercial district. Dedicated to Philippine's national hero Dr Jose Rizal, this urban park has gardens, historical monuments, a 3D map of the Philippines, picnic grounds, a grand stadium, and an open-air concert hall.
The National Museum of the Philippines traces its history to the establishment of the Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas, established by a Royal Order of the Spanish Government on August 12,1887 but was abolished in 1900 at the onset of the American occupation of the Philippines. And by October 29, 1901, the Insular Museum of Ethnology, Natural History and Commerce is considered to be the direct precursor of the National Museum.
The National Museum of Fine Arts is an art museum in Manila, the Philippines that houses a collection of paintings and sculptures by classical Filipino artists. Founded in 1998, it was formerly known as the National Art Gallery and it was owned and operated by the National Museum of the Philippines. It was one of the key attractions in the Philippines.
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