I used to thread the road to Underground Cemetery during my highschool days when I’m still studying in St. Mary’s Academy of Nagcarlan but it will be my first time to actually go inside the cemetery itself. This is just less than 10 minutes travel from my hometown, Rizal.
The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery Historical Landmark is a fine example of Spanish colonial architecture. Built by the Franciscan Friar Vicente Velloc in 1845, its octagonal grounds are enclosed by a wall decorated with wrought-iron grills and stonework meant to look like drapery. – National Historical Commission of the Philippines
This arched gate will lead you into the cemetery’s inner wall.
Once you enter you have to register on a log book they keep. There’s a man who guards the place. Inside there will be also an area where you can buy post cards, rosaries, novena prayers and even fans. :)
The Chapel served as the last station of the funeral before entombment. The priest gave his last blessing here.
The chapel’s walls, ceiling and window.
Going down the Crypt. Camera flash is not allowed.
The crypt was used as a secret meeting place of the revolutionary leaders of Laguna in 1896.
Loving the details of the ceiling. :)
We tried moving the door and it’s heavy.
In 1978, the Underground Cemetery was declared as a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute.
Shot from the chapel door.
Me doing a jump shot in front of the arched gate. :)
Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery
Open from 8:00am – 4:00pm (Tuesday-Sunday)
*No entrance fee