The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery (Filipino: Libingan sa Ilalim ng Lupa ng Nagcarlan) is a national historical landmark and museum in Barangay Bambang, Nagcarlan, Laguna supervised by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
It was built in 1845 under the supervision of Franciscan priest, Fr. Vicente Velloc as a public burial site and its underground crypt exclusivel ...
y for Spanish friars, prominent town citizens and members of elite Catholic families. It is dubbed as the only underground cemetery in the country.
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Laguna is one of the tourist destinations in southern Luzon because it is just a two hour travel from Manila. This province has the great combination of historical sites and nature that attract tourist from the Metro and other nearby provinces. First, Bunga falls located in Nagarlan, Laguna. According to the residents, there were plenty of bettle nut (bunga in local dialect) in the area, so they derived the name of this water falls from this vine.
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A few days before Valentine's Day this 2017, instead of sulking over the fact that I have no V-Day date (for the 7th consecutive year), I opted to join a group of nature-enthusiasts for a weekend getaway in Laguna.
I have actually been joining random groups of people since the 1st week of January for some weekend climbs and more.
So here are the things we did in Nagcarlan to have fun:
TREK MOUNT MABILOG:
BALSA CRUISE at YAMBO LAKE:
SWIM at BUNGA TWIN FALLS:
VISIT at the UNDERGRAOUND CEMETERY:
Don't be a wasted soul, be 'juan'derlust. Take it easy ebri'juan'.
The Natural Historical Commission of the Philippines had recently opened the Museo ng Libingan sa Ilalim ng Lupa in Nagcarlan, Laguna, last Friday, January 6.
Officials of the NHCP, Professor Regalado Trota Jose, Chief Archivist of the University of Santo Tomas; with Ludovico Badoy, NHCP acting Executive Director and Mayor Nelson Osuna of Nagcarlan led the inauguration of the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery Museum after some restoration works to preserve the area, although small compared to other historical landmarks, were finished.
The museum features a brief history of the Nagcarlan und ...
The superstitious fear going to the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery due to the supposed presence of spirits which can follow unwitting visitors home. However, to conservationists, it remains a rare place which must be treasured for its uniqueness and role in history.
A tiled stairway with an intricately decorated banister leads visitors from the charming, well-preserved church into an underground chamber hearkening to European catacombs.
Some of the niches in the walls still held the remains of people important to the town of Nagcarlan, but others were empty—the remains moved to other c ...
Location: Barangay Bambang, Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines
Note: This is a part of my 2-day Pandin-Yambu twin-lake tour, Liliw shopping spree and food trip, attending holy mass at Liliw Church, overnight at Liliw Resort, religious visit to Nagcarlan Church and historic tour to Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery.
This landmark is truly a gem of Nagcarlan as it has its own charm and mysticism. While Camiguin de Mindanao has its Sunken Cemetery as one of its historical and cultural tourist destinations, this one is another kind of its own. Truly this one has a significant historical value to th ...
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has declared the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery Museum, here, open, completing the site's development as a National Historical Landmark.
The museum features a brief history of the country's first underground cemetery and compiles heritage materials and the conservation techniques used by the NHCP to restore the chapel and perimeter walls.
It also has the original artifacts and features info graphics, touchscreen terminals, and an audio-visual presentation.
NHCP Acting Chairman and Commissioner Rene Escalante and Professor Re ...