Calamba Cemetery Chapel

Official Name: Calamba Cemetery Chapel[1]

Classification Status: Classified Historic Structures (covering all Colonial Churches and other Houses of Worship, per NHCP Res. No. 3, s. 1991) Town/City[1]

Town or City: Cebu City

Built in 1863, the cemetery chapel of Calamba is the only extant structure in Cebu City and it originally belonged to the parish of San Nicolas. Of all the structures found in Cebu, it has the most stylized and biggest skeleton relief found at its pediment. It has a crown on its head, a staff in its right hand and at its left, holding a box containing an hourglass.[2]

Beautification of Calamba Cemetery
According to an editorial on The Freeman called "Beautification of Calamba cemetery begins" which was published on July 31, 2023 and written by Caecent No-ot Magsumbol, the Cebu City government’s beautification and restoration effort of the Calamba cemetery has begun, with Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama leading the groundbreaking ceremony. Liga ng mga Barangay president and ex-officio City Councilor Franklyn Ong and fellow Councilor Joy Pesquera along with Barangay captains Victor Quijano and San Nicolas Proper's Clifford Jude Niñal were also in attendance.

Restoration works for the said chapel are also expected to commence soon.[3]

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