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Daraga Church

Legaspi, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Legaspi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Church was beautiful inside, but as soon as you step out, vendors and beggars abound. Not a good place for photo ops.

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South of Manila
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This old church had been slightly altered to reinforce its structure. But the evidence of it being an 18th century edifice remains. It is beautiful in its antiquity and simplicity. Take nice shots of Mayon from this point.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My favorite spot in Bicol. You've got an awesome view of the mayon volcano. We suggest visiting it in the morning. Btw, the church facade is painted with lime as it is undergoing restoration.

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Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We passed by for only a few minutes but it was a good feeling. There was mass going on and it felt quite peaceful. We enjoyed the short time we were there!

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Bonn, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The facade of the church is so beautiful! Though the interior is simple. Still a place to visit. Probably the best reason to visit the church is due to the stunning view of Mayon. Perhaps the best place to see Mayon and have some souvenir photos.

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Cotabato City, Philippines
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I believe this place has the best view of the Mayon. The interior of the church is not original I believe, quite a contrast to the outside facade.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This church is a perfect spot, with the dramatic view of the mayon vulcano in the background! The exterior of the church is very nice but the interior doesn't looks original, the contrast with the old exterior is to big.

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

It''s a long uphill trek to the church from the main street but worth it. The detailed sculptures in the façade is worth several pictures. The inside of the church is plain, typical of churches that are this old. The view of Mayon on a clear day, juxtaposed the church, is amazing.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

It is a pretty church, but unless you can appreciate its history and architecture, its just another photo stop.

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