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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Since the oldest known cemetery - the Taforalt Cave in Morocco - was established around 15,000 years ago, people of different cultures in various realms or principalities have designated places where the remains of the dead are burried or interred.
Originating from the Greek word which means "sleeping place," cemetery implies that the land is particulary assigned as a burial ground.
In the Philippines, the dead are normally buried six feet under the ground and the plot is topped with a tombstone. Also commonly, the dead are placed in a niche or tomb either individually or in a mausoleum. ...
The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery is already considered as a national historical landmark here in the Philippines.
Going out of your way to visit a cemetery (other than those where your loved ones are buried this All Saints Day) is not something most people would want to do during a holiday. Visiting crypts, graveyards and tombs do not hold the same appeal for tourists compared to visiting beaches, waterfalls and other natural attractions.
But around the Philippines, you can find hauntingly beautiful and bizarre cemeteries that have become tourist spots in their own right. Here are just a few of the unusual burial grounds in the country worth traveling to any time of the year.
1. Sunken Cemetery, Cam ...
Nagcarlan is a second class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 63,057 people.
Part one of my summer research experience in the Philippines. Shot from the province of Laguna.
In celebration of Independence Day, we give you these under-the-radar destinations that will take you on the best journey yet??"back in time.
Old places have souls, but none as palpable as those found in landmarks of great historical importance. These places are mute but great storytellers; stationary yet the closest thing to a time machine you'll ever experience. Whether you're a history buff or a curious traveler, you can know more about the Philippines??"its past tragedies, triumphs, and defeats??"by going beyond the trite Luneta or National Museum. Although relatively less popular, thes ...