Cagsawa Ruins

Daraga, Albay

The Cagsawa Ruins (also spelled as Kagsawa or Cagsaua) are the remnants of an 18th-century Franciscan church, the Cagsawa church. It was built in 1724, but was destroyed by the eruption of the Mayon Volcano in 1814. It is located in Barangay Busay, Cagsawa, in the municipality of Daraga, Albay, Philippines.

The ruins, currently protected in a park overseen by the municipal governmen ...

t of Daraga and the National Museum of the Philippines, are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. The International Tourism Bourse, one of the world's top travel trade shows based in Berlin, has even recognized the site as one of the places to visit in Asia.

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    - Ride a bus from Metro Manila to Legazpi City, Albay (i.e. Philtranco, Cagsawa, Isarog, DLTB, RSL, Raymond and Amihan; travel time is 11 - 13 hours depending on traffic condition and number/duration of stop-overs).

    - Alternatively, fly via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific to get to Legazpi City Airport.

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    Kurt Zepeda from the Provincial Tourism, Culture and Arts Office names 6 of them: Legazpi Boulevard, Lignon Hill, Taysan Hills, Eztanza Highland, Daraga Church, and Cagsawa Ruins.

    "These are outside the 8-km danger zone and mostly in elevated areas," Zepeda says. "The lava flow from Miisi and Bonga gullies in the south and southeast slopes are also visible in these areas."

    How to get to these places? Here's the route via the Daraga-Legazpi Diversion Road.

    Legazpi Boulevard

    You can get th ...

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    I have been to the beautiful province of Albay a number of times and those trips were all memorable.

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