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General Ignacio Paua Park

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 | Leave a response

The General Ignacio Paua Park is one of the historical places constructed to commemorate the accomplishments of General Jose Ignacio Paua in Legazpi City, Albay. General Paua is popularly known as the “Chinese General of the Filipino Revolution”. He was born in Laona, Fookien, China on April 29, 1872. He came to the Philippines in 1890 to join in the Filipino Revolution. He was tasked by General Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines, to establish and manage an […]

Kapuntukan Hill

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 | Leave a response

Popularly known by Legazpiños (people of Legazpi City) as the Sleeping Lion Hill, the Kapuntukan Hill is one of the best places to see a panoramic view of Legazpi City in Albay, Philippines and the towering Mayon Volcano. It is located about 500 meters from the Port of Legazpi and it is adjacent to Embarcadero de Legazpi, a lifestyle hub and shopping center in the heart of the city. The Kapuntukan Hill is fondly named as the Sleeping Lion Hill […]

Embarcadero de Legazpi

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 | Leave a response

Ever wonder where to unwind, relax and have fun with friends and family in Legazpi City, Albay? Embarcadero de Legazpi is the perfect place to be. It is one of the many things the people of Legazpi is proud of because of its uniqueness and innovations. It is the premier waterfront lifestyle hub located in the heart of the city of Legazpi, adjacent to Kapuntukan Hill (Sleeping Lion Hill) with a picturesque view of the majestic Mayon Volcano. Situated in […]

St. Raphael Church in Legazpi

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 | Leave a response

Located in the busy Peñaranda Street, in front of Plaza Rizal, in Legazpi City, the St. Raphael Church stands as one of the historical sites found in the province of Albay in the Philippines. Also known as the Church of Legazpi, the St. Raphael Church is probably one of the less antique-looking old churches found in the country. For some, the current church that stands today looks like a modern church without any historical value unless they thoroughly research about […]

Daraga Church (Our Lady of the Gate Parish Church)

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 | Leave a response

Regarded as one of the most visited old churches in the Philippines, the Daraga Church serves as one of the major churches in the province of Albay. The Church of Daraga, also known as Our Lady of the Gate Parish Church, was established in 1773 by a group of Franciscan Priests. The church was made mostly of volcanic stones and its massive structure with belfry on one side and convent on the other side was built based on a Baroque-Rococo […]

Cagsawa Ruins

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 | Leave a response

The Cagsawa Ruins is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Albay. It is located in Barangay Busay, Cagsawa, in the Municipality of Daraga, Albay, in the Philippines. It is about 8 kilometers from the Albay Provincial Capitol where the Peñaranda Park & Liberty Bell and St. Gregory the Great Cathedral are located nearby. The area is considered symbolic of the dangers of living in close proximity with the Mayon Volcano summit, which is roughly 11 kilometers away. In […]

Battle of Legazpi Pylon

Monday, July 4th, 2011 | Leave a response

The Battle of Legazpi Pylon is considered as one of the National Historical Sites in the Philippines. It was acclaimed by the Manila-based National Historical Institute in 2001. It is a memorial to the valiant defense of Albayanos against American invaders in 1900. Found in the city center of Legazpi, Albay, in the middle of Quezon Ave and Rizal St, the Battle of Legazpi Pylon, is one of the monuments that continue to give the locals a sense of pride […]

Peñaranda Park

Monday, July 4th, 2011 | Leave a response

Strategically located in the center of the Old Albay District in Legazpi City, the Peñaranda Park is one of the largest recreational places found in Albay. Also known as Freedom Park, the Peñaranda Park is a plaza devoted to the first Governor of Albay, Jose Ma. Peñaranda, who served from 1834-1840. Developed based on Spanish style, it is placed nearby a wide variety of establishments. The Legazpi City Hall and Provincial Capitol are among the administrative institutions found in the […]

St. Gregory the Great Cathedral

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 | Leave a response

Known as one of the oldest Roman Catholic Churches in the Philippines, the St. Gregory the Great Cathedral features itself as one of the tourist attractions and one the most prominent landmarks in the Old Albay District of Legazpi. It is located nearby Peñaranda Park, Legazpi City Hall and Provincial Capitol in the province of Albay. The Cathedral of St. Gregory the Great is also known locally as the Cathedral of San Gregorio Magno and Albay Cathedral. It is the […]

Legazpi Airport

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 | Leave a response

The Legazpi Airport is a major airport in the Bicol Region in the Philippines. It is located in Legazpi City, Albay and it serves the locals and tourists in the City and its vicinity. Located about 12 kilometers from Mayon Volcano, it has a single runway dimensions of 2280 x 36 meters, longer than those of the former airports of Bacolod (1958 x 30 meters) and Mandurriao Airport in Iloilo (2100 x 43 meters). The Airport in Legazpi is known […]

Mt. Mayon: Perfect Cone Volcano

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | Leave a response

The Philippines’ most popular active volcano is Mt. Mayon also known as Mayon Volcano. It is stratvolcano similar to Mt. Apo only that it is active. Mt. Mayon is located in the province of Albay in Bicol region. It forms the northern boundary of Legazpi City. Local folklore refers Mt. Mayon as Bulkang Magayon which is after the legendary heroine Daragang Magayon (which means Lady Beautiful). Mt. Mayon is the Philippines’ most active volcano and is considered to be the […]

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