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Address: , Legaspi, Luzon, Philippines
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a church on a hill

A church is a church. It should always be treated with reverence and respect. But what makes Dagara Church different is its location. You have to climb up the concrete stairs to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A beautiful example of an 18th century church. It's currently undergoing renovations, but you can still visit and sit inside. Don't forget to visit the row of statues of saints, Jesus, and others - truly beautiful! A must-see when you're in Legaspi / Albay.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A church is a church. It should always be treated with reverence and respect. But what makes Dagara Church different is its location. You have to climb up the concrete stairs to get there. It is old..just like wine.. it gets better with age. It is obvious that they are trying to do some restoration. I love the ambiance. It... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We went there for 7 degree grills, but the restaurant has moved to Legazpi. So, we visited the church instead. There is nothing special inside. But you can see Mayon from there.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The church is an old church. It's saints were already antique. The church is a museum by itself wherein it shows the Christianity long long time ago. Faith is always everywhere in the Philippines. Daraga is one of those.

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Tifton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They were doing some construction when we visited so we didn't stay very long, but I would like to look around some more when they finish fixing the church up. The view of Mayon from Daraga Church was fantastic!

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Kettering, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was a very interesting story of how the Daraga was built to replace the Cagsawa church after it's devastation. Specially noted that it was built in a safe location-- less likely to be affected by a volcanic eruption. The story of egg whites being used for the plaster of the church was interesting.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This old church is really old but you can will see the struture is well preserved. I like their bulletin inside the church that has the illustration of all saints in the church and their names. They also have saints in their altars with their corresponding prayer. Its located on top of a hill, making it difficult to walk from... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The church was closed for visitors on a weekday that we visited. The only accessible area was the wing containing the statues of the saints. This is a historical church of Baroque style and offers a great vantage point to photograph Mayon Volcano.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Philippines is known to be the foremost Catholic country in Asia. Filipinos has been known to have a strong faith, weathered by any calamity or trials but still unwavering. Just like the centuries old churches all over the country, which stood through time and disaster. The Church of Nuestra Señora de la Porteria (Our Lady of the Gate) or commonly... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is great to visit for the view of Mt Mayon alone. Set up on a hill above town it is a lovely old church with a beautiful interior that is a good respite from the heat. We were lucky enough to be there when a Filipino wedding was on. It is an easy walk from the Main Street and... More 

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