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Paco Park

San Marcelino & General Luna Sts, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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one more hidden jewel of Manila

Manila might be chaotic traffic, crowds of people and high rise apartments to many visitors, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
Lacks maintenance

Could have been a wonderful park but sadly lacks maintenance and upkeep. This place does have a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This former cemetery is now a manicured park and venue for fairs and concerts featuring local artists and musicians.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small church” (8 reviews)
“entrance fee” (19 reviews)
“jose rizal” (17 reviews)
San Marcelino & General Luna Sts, Manila, Luzon, Philippines

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manila might be chaotic traffic, crowds of people and high rise apartments to many visitors, but scattered around town are these quiet little parks from years gone by where you are able to rest your feet and recover your sense of peace. Perfectly clean,with toilets,...More

Thank bluediver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could have been a wonderful park but sadly lacks maintenance and upkeep. This place does have a lot of potential if managed properly.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

amidst the hustle and bustle that is manila, this is a welcome respite in the shape of routunda an interesting historic cemetery turned into a park it is not so well known to tourists but popular with locals on weekends at the centre is a...More

1  Thank NSPonniah
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We visited this place (with my cousins) and we find this place very historical (since there are lot of historical events happened in the church and the burial places of our national hero Jose Rizal and the three martyr priests - Fr. Gomez, Fr. Burgos,...More

Thank Marce M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It's a small park, quaint and cosy. An hour or two would be enough to visit and see every nook and cranny. It's very well maintained. They charge a negligible entrance fee which i feel is a small price to pay to visit a lovely...More

Thank cherry c
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Paco park is a tranquil gem in the heart of a manic, frantic and noisy city. I had a guide who was able to identify the vast variety of planting, and who knew the history of the park. My hotel was across the road from...More

Thank 298mjw
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I went to Paco Park last year (2016) while our driver/friend was taking us on a church tour. I learnt that this was where Dr Rizal was first buried after his execution in 1896. Also the three priests, Burgos, Gomez and Zamora were also buried...More

Thank Glynn H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Before they made a park of, it was a cemetery, it is a walled park. It was once Manila's municipal cemetery during the Spanish colonial period. It has become a very popular place for weddings and receptions

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I like Paco Park a lot because of its historical significance as well as they way it has been maintained. It's so peaceful and refreshing to be in this park located in a concrete jungle. There's also a lot to learn about the country's history...More

Thank RichieFSC
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Park is clean and well maintained. Lot of couples doing prenup shoot. I just heard to be careful at night.

Thank JanaChicc
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Jamaica Ruth A
3 January 2017|
Response from tynejr | Reviewed this property |
Shows and presentations at the Paco Park are not as structured as they used to be, so you will have to check with their Admin Office for show schedules. Sorry I could not say more.
Ralph V
27 July 2016|
Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's safe. You might feel uncomfortable at night but it's still safe. There are some people that camp there at night they are nothing to be afraid of.
Paul S
17 June 2016|
Response from Christa S |
yes there is. i think the entrance fee is 10 pesos