Nuestra Senora de la Porteria Parish Church (also Our Lady of the Gate Parish Church), commonly known as Daraga Church, is a Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Daraga, Albay, Philippines under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Legazpi. The church was built by the Franciscans in 1772 under the patronage of the Our Lady of the Gate. Certain church sections were declared as ...
a National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines in 2007.
Nuestra Senora de la Porteria Parish Church or Daraga Church News
Going old school with this post this time, in the sense that I'll be talking about some places that I first encountered through textbooks. I'm pretty sure that, when the province of Albay is mentioned, the first thing that'll come to mind is the majestic and gorgeous Mayon Volcano. But, as my visit earlier this year to Legazpi, Albay has proven, there is more to this Bicolandia province than the perfect cone. One of them is the Daraga Church.
April of this year wasn't really my first time to see Daraga Church. April of last year, 2015, I was also here with my friends and climbing buddies, s ...
When Mayon Volcano erupted in 1814, it destroyed houses and properties in Cagsawa, Albay and the nearby towns. People could have rebuilt their lives and moved on, but the center of their faith, the Cagsawa Church was also destroyed.
So they relocated to Daraga, and eventually building a church on top of a hill with the view of Mayon Volcano which is now known as Our Lady of the Gate Parish or Daraga Church. But some historians are saying that the church was actually built 40 years before the eruption.
Beyond the history and facts, it is undeniable that Daraga church has stood the test of ...
In an attempt to cover more attractions in the area.We rented a tricycle for 100pesos to directly take us to Daraga Church immediately after our ATV Adventure.The tricycle dropped us along the main road leading to the church as it is too steep for tricycles to reach.
From the main road,you have to walk a few meters uphill to get to the church.It is situated in the highest section of the town.Understandably because this is where the faithfuls of Cagsawa Church transferred after the explosion of Mayon in 1814.It is therefore a testament of Albaynon's strong faith.
This church was apparent ...
I need to maximize my short stay in Legazpi and visit as fast as I could the touristy places in Albay: Ligñon Hill, Daraga Church and Cagsawa Ruins. All of these tourist spots have the picturesque Mt. Mayon as their background theme. Talk about Mt. Mayon overload.
So here's DIY (do-it-yourself) tour of Albay:
Ligñon Hill. From the airport, I went to the Tourism Office and asked for a map of Albay. Then went outside the airport to look for a tricycle that would bring me to Ligñon Hill. Ligñon Hill is 30-minute steep uphill walk with a nice vista on the top. What can you see there? Mt. ...