Posted by May 28, 2007on
This is one of the most unique destinations in our Laguna Loop Tour. It’s quite bizaare actually, but it’s fun. It has been a long time dream of mine to go to the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery. But work scedule and logistics usually hamper my travel plans. Then last week, all plans came into reality. My friends and I tread the road less travelled to the town of Nagcarlan to see the beauty of its underground cemetery.
The Nagcarlan Underground Cemeter was built in 1851 by the Franciscan Missionaries. As far as I can remember, this is the only underground cemetery that has been built in the Philippines. During the Spanish Colonnial period, this cemetery was used by the Katipuneros as a secret meeting place.
Because of its significance in our history, this famous burial ground has been inscribed by the National Historical Institute as a National Historical Landmark.
Photography and video-taking is not allowed inside the chapel and at the underground crypt. The cemetery has a wide well-manicured lawn and a pathway with red santan flowers on both sides. The caretakers of the National Historical Institute has done a good job in maintaining the beauty of its lawn. Not a speck of trash can be found in the area, unlike in other tourist-y places.
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