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  • 29th June
    2011
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Nagcarlan Underground CemeteryLaguna 
The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery 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.
An arched gate leads to the chapel built into the cemetery’s inner wall. Wings radiate from the sides of the chapel, forming an arc where the aboveground niches are found.Under the chapel, two flights down, is the crypt.
This underground section of the cemetery played an important role in our history. Throughout the Revolution of 1896 and the Filipino-American War, our fighting patriots used the crypt as a secret hideout, gathering here to plan their moves or to seek shelter. Similarly, it became a safehouse for guerillas during the World War II.

A Nagcarleño here. So proud of my hometown!
Another thing perhaps about our place that I love is that I call it Laguna’s Tagaytay. The climate here is so cool and we have never experienced floods even on stormy seasons.

vivafilipinas:

Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery
Laguna 

The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery 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.

An arched gate leads to the chapel built into the cemetery’s inner wall. Wings radiate from the sides of the chapel, forming an arc where the aboveground niches are found.Under the chapel, two flights down, is the crypt.

This underground section of the cemetery played an important role in our history. Throughout the Revolution of 1896 and the Filipino-American War, our fighting patriots used the crypt as a secret hideout, gathering here to plan their moves or to seek shelter. Similarly, it became a safehouse for guerillas during the World War II.

A Nagcarleño here. So proud of my hometown!

Another thing perhaps about our place that I love is that I call it Laguna’s Tagaytay. The climate here is so cool and we have never experienced floods even on stormy seasons.