Tayabas City Colonial Era Cemeteries: A Local Cultural Heritage Site



Heritage, colonial, cemetery


The main purpose of this study is to revisit the backgrounds and problems of the colonial-era cemeteries in Tayabas, Quezon, and analyze their potential as local cultural heritage sites. Data for this study was collected through walk surveys and documentation of the intended heritage sites. The findings of the study indicated the rich historical background as well as the existence of potential heritage structures in the cemeteries. Finally, it is deemed that these cemeteries and their adjoining colonial-era burial structures must also be regarded as cultural heritage sites alongside churches, bridges, and buildings and called for preserving these cemeteries for future generations to see for themselves.

Author Biography

Arvin B. Ypil, Southern Luzon State University

Arvin B. Ypil is a graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Social Studies at Southern Luzon State University and is currently working as a Lecturer at the same institution. He is pursuing the degree of Master of Arts in Philippine Studies at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines - Diliman. His research interests includes Tangible Heritage and Japanese Occupation of the Philippines.   




How to Cite

Ypil, A. “Tayabas City Colonial Era Cemeteries: A Local Cultural Heritage Site”. TALA: An Online Journal of History, vol. 6, no. 2, Dec. 2023, http://talakasaysayan.org/index.php/talakasaysayan/article/view/156.