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Daraga Church

Address: Legaspi, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Legaspi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Albay Province, Philippines
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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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manila
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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los angeles
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Darag church was buildt in 1773 so you will see a style which reminds you of the St. Pauls church in Macau. A very historic church with a fabulous view of Mayon volcano. IMHO, you get the best view of Mayon Volcano from this location as well. Breathtaking views of the valley. If you visit Legapi City, try your best... More 

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Tacloban City, Tacloban, Philippines
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When in Legaspi might as well, a great additional side trip to compliment a trip to Donsol Sorsogon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This historic church of Our Lady of the Gate stands on a hill top overlooking the bustling town of Daraga. One has to climb either by foot or automobile up the slope-road in order to behold the grand facade of this National Historic Masterpiece believed to be built by many "daraga" (ladies) of this town. So the legend goes that... More 

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