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Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery
Philippines

The town’s underground cemetery is a one of a kind structure in the Philippines. Built in 1845 by Padre Vicente Velloc as an exclusive burial ground for Spanish friars, the cemetery is enclosed by 240 above-ground crypts embedded on the circular wall which is comparable to Paco Cemetery.

Some say that Padre Velloc also built the underground passage leading to five underground chapels where solitary masses are held. The underground passages were said to have continued all the way to Mount Banahaw. These passages were sealed off and the location remains unknown.

- Traveller on foot

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Uploaded: 17/09/2013
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