Remnants of Carcar’s old camposanto

 The Spanish colonial period camposanto in Carcar is still present but the only remains are portions of the front perimeter walls with it's pillars. It's in bad shape.

The Spanish colonial period camposanto in Carcar is still present but the only original portion is the front perimeter walls with it's pillars. It's in bad shape.


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The Carcar camposanto as viewed from above.
The Catholic cemetery in Carcar is the oldest cemetery in the municipality. I haven’t got information when this was constructed but it might be 19th century as it is located far from the current church, following the decree of King Charles IV in 1787. The cemetery is still in use with modern niches tightly crowding any available space. 

I was looking for the old cemetery chapel but unfortunately, I can’t find it. For this kind of parish, surely, it should have one. What attracted my attention though are portions of the original perimeter fence, notably, the part just near the entrance which is still present. It’s design is reminiscent with that of the Oslob cemetery perimeter walls but smaller. Some parts are in bad shape while other portions are still in good condition. There is even one pillar almost gobbled up by a house backwall because the latter was built very near it. The fence is made with coral stones, the same material used in building the church.

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