Paco Park Cemetery in Manila, Philippines

Behind two layers of stone walls in the middle of bustling Manila is a quiet cemetery dating back to the days of Spanish rule. Built in 1807, Paco Park was originally designed to be a final resting place for the colonial elite; the inner walls of the circular garden still houses the marble crypt markers that bear their family names.

The cemetery was later expanded in 1822 to accommodate victims of the city’s devastating cholera outbreak, with a second wall built to enclose the newer...

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