|The facade of Paco Church|
The Paco park is actually a former municipal cemetery for the wealthy and established aristocratic Spanish families. The Paco church and the park with its olden day cemetery is reminiscent of the rich yet dark past of the country under colonial regimes.
Did you know that the remains of Jose Rizal was initially interred in this place and not in Luneta Park?
Yes, on December 30, 1896, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, was secretly interred in Paco Park after his execution in Bagumbayan (Luneta). See the marker stone below...
In the year 1966, the park was converted into a national park during the term of President Diosdado Macapagal.
How to Get There
- If you are from Taft, you can take the Pedro Gil Street going to Sta. Ana route. When you reach Paz Street, take a left, you will see Paco Church to your left.
- If you are commuting from Manila, take a jeepney passing through Taft Avenue. Get off in Escoda Street and walk to Paco Park.
- The most simple and the easiest way is to take a cab. This however is the most expensive option.
St. Pancratius Chapel
959 San Marcelino St. Paco, Mla
c/o St. Vincent de Paul Parish
525.7853 or 524.2022 loc 119