Manila North Cemetery (Cementerio del Norte)

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Manila North Cemetery (Cementerio del Norte)

Manila North Cemetery houses heritage structures such as the Bautista-Nakpil Pylon and the Mausoleum of the Veterans of the Revolution.

Cementerio del Norte was separated from La Loma Cemetery in 1904. This area was earlier referred as “Paang Bundok,” where Jose Rizal wanted to have a simple grave as his dying wish. As an American-opened graveyard, North Cemetery accepted burials regardless of the deceased’s religious and ethnic background.

Many prominent names and personalities are buried here—from American governor-generals, Philippine presidents, National Artists, historical figures, and celebrities. The cemetery is also known for its “group plots,” dedicated to Philippine revolutionaries, Thomasites, veterans, public servicemen, and veterans. Like the Chinese Cemetery, it contains a rich collection of funerary architecture.


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