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Daraga Church

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Address: Legaspi, Luzon, Philippines

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Baroque style church

The patron saint is called "Our Lady of the Gate".... Older church which is made of volcanic rocks and lime. The church sits up the hill and again, the Mt. Mayon can be viewed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Fairfield, California
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Fairfield, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The patron saint is called "Our Lady of the Gate".... Older church which is made of volcanic rocks and lime. The church sits up the hill and again, the Mt. Mayon can be viewed from the front of the church.

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New York City, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This church is nestled on top of the hill so if you visited during the day you'll be able to see the view of the city. Try to visit even if you're not into church.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is an antique. Situated over a hill overlooking across the Mayon, I feel this here is the most breathtaking view in Legaspi to admire both historical landmarks/landscapes. This church's walls, structure, its setting tells a story how long ago this church was built, its location and purpose serving the community - then and now. It's definitely worth the... More 

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Albay Province, Philippines
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47 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A visit to this church can be both historically enlightening and spiritually refreshing depending on the visitor's personal disposition. While its location provides a convenient vantage point for observing the not so distant Mayon; the view from here is at most satisfactory as nothing really beats the view you get of the same when you're up close. It's a long... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a historical Spanish-era church but sadly, it is losing its historical significance due to its deterioration. I don’t know if there’s not much support from the local government. They are asking for donations for the preservation and rehabilitation of the church. I love the different sculptures (Lord Jesus, Mother Mary and the saints) at the lobby where each... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On the way back from Cagsawa ruin to legazpi downtown, you can visit this nice church, also you can have a nice view of Mt.Mayon from here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The church has an overlooking view of the volcano. You must go there early morning so that you have clear view of Mt Mayon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Whenever I'm within the vicinity I always make it a point to drop by the church of the Nuestra Senora de Porteria (Our Lady of the Gate) or simply Daraga Church. From here one would see both the Mayon Volcano and Lignon Hill, and the surrounding town of Daraga. The church is picturesque, and old. It is whitewashed outside to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The history of the province of Albay is richly depicted in the church. My personal favourites are the sculptures on the facade of the saints and the Virgin Mary. The fact that it provides a vista of Daraga, Legaspi and Mayon from its lofty perch gives one a serene sense of a spiritual presence in the site.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A church is a church is a church. So what? Well, firstly, its already more than 300 years in existence. Still very well kept and functioning old church. Once you step out of the church, you get a clear view of the Mayon volcano. That's the attraction as the church is located on a hill top. Should visit.

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