Saint Pancratius Chapel, Paco Park
Belen Circle, Paco, Manila
There has been a mention of a chapel within Paco Park on an earlier post. It is this one. Saint Pancratius isn’t exactly the grandest chapel to hold a hopefully once-in-a-lifetime event like weddings. It is very small but others say that’s the reason it makes weddings more intimate. It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing thing. But others think the rugged and ancient feel of its exterior makes it more romantic. A dome with a more circular base certainly does it better most of the time. But can one actually tell, besides, it makes this chapel more unique.
The only reason why I think Paco Park’s worth it is it has a huge garden full of local garden plants and flowers. The thick and dark circular walls, these ancient, artistic and morbid walls, surround this wonderful garden. It makes any celebration successfully private without sacrificing the view of the ‘great outdoors’. And since it’s conveniently located right smack in the middle of Manila’s southern half, annoying guests won’t have to complain about the location.