Paco Park - Metro Manila Attractions

Paco Park

Paco Park is located in Manila, Philippines.
Paco Park, one of Manila's most beautiful and beloved parks, provides a dreamlike setting for intimate musical soirees every Friday at 6:00 P.M. Paco Park Presents was conceived by Dr. Christoph Jessen, then Press and Cultural Attache of the embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, as a cooperative venture between the NPDC and the embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. With the help of the late Ka Doroy Valencia, then NPDC Vice Chairman, Dr. Jessen's idea became a reality on February 29, 1980. It is likely that even Dr. Jessen did not dream that the Paco Park concerts would continue for as long as "Philippine-German Month" and is devoted to the performance of Filipino and German artists whose repertoires focus on the music of the two countries. This "exchange program" of artists and ideas has served to further the bonds between the Filipino and German peoples.

In 1998, the celebration of Philippine-German month was moved from February to March, with the concert starting at 7:00 P.M. But Paco Park Presents continues to celebrate its anniversary every February.

The NPDC's Arts and Culture Division is mainly responsible for Paco Park Presents, which is presented every Friday at 6:00 P.M., with Ms. Minette Padilla as program host. It is taped in front of a "live" audience at Paco Park, San Marcelino, Manila and is aired nationwide every Thursday at PTV Channel 4 from 11:00 P.M. to 12:00 M.N. Thus far, One Thousand and Nine concerts have been produced. Segments of the program are shown over the Filipino channels in Hawaii, Canada and Alaska.


Events Related to Paco Park

Araw ng Maynila
Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concecion
Feast of the Black Nazarene
Fete de la Musique in Manila
Metro Manila Film Festival
National Women's Month Celebration Exhibit
Phil-China Traditional Culture Festival
Sta. Anang Banak Taguig River Festival
Sto. Nino de Tondo "Lakbayaw Festival"
The Aliwan Festival

Attractions Related to Paco Park

American Cemetery and Memorial
Archdiocesan Museum of Manila
Carfel Seashell Museum
Central Bank Money Museum
Chinese Cemetery
Coconut Palace
Fort Santiago
Kanlungan ng Sining (Artist's Haven)
Liwasang Bonficacio
Mabini Shrine
Mac Arthur Monument
Malacanang Palace
Manila Bay
Manila Cathedral
Manila Ocean Park
Manila Zoo
Meban Garden
Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Museo Pambata (Children's Museum)
National Arts Center
National Museum of the Philippines
Philippine Army Museum and Library
Plaza San Luis
Quirino Grandstand
Rizal Park
Rizal Shrine
San Agustin Church and Museum
Santa Cruz Church
University of Sto. Thomas