Must Visit: San Joaquin Cemetery, Iloilo City

Joaquin Cemetery, Iloilo City – The San Joaquin burial ground, known for its forcing Campo Santo or morgue house of prayer, is a Roman Catholic graveyard situated in San Joaquin, Southern Iloilo. The burial ground is maybe the most terrific and best safeguarded in the whole Province of Iloilo.

San Joaquin Cemetery

Worked amid the Spanish-frontier time of the Philippines, the San Joaquin burial ground was started in 1892 by Fray Mariano Vamba, the last Augustinian ward minister of the town.

A statue of Jesus with his arms outstretched stands on top of a Baroque-style door, and on every side of Christ, two segments with saintly figures are balanced as watchmen. Moreover, etched heads of two seraphs and a skull speaking to death denote the passage of the graveyard.

In the wake of entering the entryway, guests are by the funeral home church or “Campo Santo,” enriched with stone carvings of botanical and leaf designs. Inside is a little yet delightfully made figure reproduction of “La Pieta.”

Step by step instructions to Get to San Joaquin

The San Jaoquin Cemetery is situated along the fundamental expressway in San Joaquin, which is around 45 minutes from Iloilo City via land. To go there by jeepney, ride a San Joaquin Jeepney from Molo or at the Terminal Market (privately called “Super”) close Robinsons Place Mall. Advise the driver to that you will be dropping off at San Joaquin's “patyo” or burial ground.

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Posted by Philippinestravelsite on Wednesday, 2 March 2016

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