The Paco Cemetery was built during the early 1800s and was designed by Don Nicolas Ruiz. The Paco Cemetery briefly held the remains of Dr. Jose Rizal, and the GomBurZa priests are still interred here. Interment at the Paco Cemetery was ceased in 1912. In 1966, the cemetery was converted into the park we now know and love.
In 2015, the National Museum of the Philippines declared Cementerio Municipal de Manila y Capilla de San Pancracio as a National Cultural Treasure.
Completed shortly previous to the Cholera Epidemic of 1820. Nine of the niches were donated by the City of Manila in grateful acknowledgment of the services of the Dominicans to the victims of Cholera.
The Mausoleum of Governor General Ramon Solano Y Lladeral is inside the Mortuary Chapel. The remains of the Filipino leader, Dr. Jose Rizal y Mercado, were interred here from December 30, 1896 to December 29, 1912.
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