Museo ng Libingan sa Ilalim ng Lupa

Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery


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Location: Brgy. Bambang, Nagcarlan, Laguna
Open: All year TUE-Sun 8-17.
[2018]
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History

1845 cemetry founden under the supervision of Franciscan priest, Fr. Vicente Velloc.
1896 served as a meeting place of revolutionary leaders of the Katipunan during the Philippine Revolution.
1897 the historic Pact of Biak-na-Bato was planned on a meeting here between Pedro Paterno and General Severino Taiño of the "Maluningning" command.
~1900 served as hideout for Filipino leaders during the Philippine-American War.
1940s served as hideout for Filipino leaders in World War II.
01-AUG-1973 declared a National Historical Landmark by virtue of Presidential Decree no. 260.
24-OCT-1981 opened to the public after renovations, officially declared a National Historical Landmark.

Description

This is a historic cemetry which was founded by Franciscan monks. It has become a part of the muesums operated by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) lately. The reason why it is listed on showcaves.com is the underground crypt which was reserved exclusively for Spanish friars, prominent town citizens, and members of elite Catholic families. It is the only underground cemetery in the country.