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San Joaquin Cemetery

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

The San Joaquin Cemetery (1892), one of a number built in Iloilo province during the 19th century, is located along the highway leading to the town. Built on a low rise, the cemetery’s square perimeter is demarcated by a wrought iron fence and shored by a wall of carved stone, embellished with niches and saints. A flight of 20 steps leads up to the cemetery compound. The octagonal structure at the compound’s center is a mortuary chapel, where it was customary to bless the dead. The chapel is decorated with Classical motifs. A pointed dome crowns the whole structure. (Panublion)

3 Responses to “San Joaquin Cemetery”

  1. maik said

    the most beautiful cemetery i have ever seen

  2. Evelyn Turqueza-Dreher said

    I am sure my great grandparents Abacan-Morales were burried here and my grandmother, Cristeta Morales Abacan-Camilo as well. I had been searching for the relatives of my mother from Iloilo. Her mother died when she was a girl. Cristeta, my grandmother had a sister married to a Valenzuela and they have a son, my mother’s cousin, Ruditch Valenzuela. Please help me find them!

    I would love to see the ancestral home of my great grandparents or their family plot or tombs.

    Thank you!

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