MAUSOLEO DELOS VETERANOS DE LA REVOLUCION (Mausoleum of the Veterans of the Revolution), Manila North Cemetery

Built in 1915 under the auspices of the Manila government and the Asociacion delos Veteranos dela Revolucion, the mausoleum was designed by Filipino architect Arcadio Arellano, in the unique Hispano-Filipino-American art style popular during the early 1900s.

The neoclassical structure is a massive cubic structure on an elevated square podium. A shallow dome rests on a drum fenestrated by small openings to allow the circulation of air and primarily to let the natural light to come in. Swags, frets with key patterns, and human figures that represent grief to those who died fill up the façade. The memorial was inaugurated in 1920. – Philippine History and Architecture

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