Going to Daraga Church

Facade of the Our Lady of the Gate Church in Daraga

Facade of the Our Lady of the Gate Church in Daraga

I managed to make it to Legazpi City for a bit of sight seeing. Honestly, apart from a few sights here I don’t know much about this place. The most obvious place would be Mayon Volcano which can be seen from practically anywhere in the city. I had to consult the internet to find out what interesting places to see here. I had a quick lunch at Ayala Malls in Legazpi City which was surpisingly expensive considering the fare it had. Anyway, I decided to start exploring the city from there. The mall was a convenient location since a lot of jeepneys from all over converge there. I took a jeepney to the city of Daraga.

Our Lady of the Gate Church in Daraga

Our Lady of the Gate Church in Daraga

Daraga City turned out to be just right next to the city of Legazpi. You would be hard pressed to find where the boundary is and it seems like one just blends into another. I think this is the norm for cities here in the Philippines. Daraga was just as crowded as Legazpi city if not worse since the streets seem to be narrower. If there is one thing I want to visit here, it would have to be the church. Churches in the provinces in the Philippines tend to be several centuries old. They normally serve as the town center in a lot of places. The church in Daraga was built on top of a small hill in the city. I wasn’t able to see the church from the streets but the driver just pointed me in the direction of the church. There was a somewhat steep climb to the top of the hill where the church sits. It wasn’t that high but good enough to have a view of the surrounding area.

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