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Baguio Cathedral

Baguio Cathedral

Baguio Cathedral, also know as Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church near Session Road in Baguio City. I have been there on several occassions, some 25 years ago, but never had the opportunity to walk around and explore. I decided to do so this time and was surprised to see that […]

Our Lady of Penafrancia Church

Our Lady of Peñafrancia Minor Basilica

Our Lady of Peñafrancia is the Patroness of the entire Bicol Region. Her image used to be housed in a small chapel. Because of the growing number of devotees, the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Minor Basilica was built. It is considered as the largest Marian pilgrimage in Asia. The basilica is located in the the outskirts […]

Naga Metropolitan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is more commonly known as the Naga Cathedral or Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. It is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Naga, Camarines Sur. The cathedral was built in 1595. Since then, it survived a fire in 1788, damaged by typhoon in 1856 and again damaged by an […]

Church of Cagsaua

Cagsawa Ruins

The Cagsawa Ruins (also spelled as Kagsawa or Cagsaua) has symbolized the strength and resiliency of the Bicolanos in the face of calamities and destruction for almost two (2) centuries. The Cagsawa ruins is what remains of an 18th-century Franciscan church that was built in 1724 and destroyed in the eruption of Mayon volcano in 1814. […]

St. John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church is in Camalig, a province of Albay, Bicol Region. It was built in 1605 but parts of it was destroyed when Mayon volcano erupted in 1814. Reconstruction of the church started in 1842 and was completed in 1848. The reconstructed church is made out of blocks of lava rocks. St. […]

Our Lady of the Gate Church

Our Lady of the Gate Church

Our Lady of the Gate Church in Daraga, province of Albay, Bicol Region. The church has a wonderful view of Mayon Volcano–through its gates of course! It was build in 1773 and still stands proud at the top of Sta. Maria Hill in Barangay San Roque.

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