The region of Bicol is a place that’s filled with tourist attractions that all kinds of travelers will love and enjoy. Amongst these places are some historical ones that are worth visiting to best get to know the history and culture of Bicol.
Visit these sites to get to know the rich history that makes Bicol an interesting place to visit and explore.
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Cagsawa Ruins Park - One of the things that placed Bicol on the map is the beautiful Mt. Mayon. However, as beautiful and majestic she is, she can also be dangerous. Such was the case when it erupted violently in 1814 which left a town destroyed. The Cagsawa Ruins is what’s left of this town including the ruins of the 1616th-century Franciscan church.
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Daraga Church - Built by the Franciscans in 1772, the church is also known as "Our Lady of the Gate Parish Church" and overlooks the picturesque perfectly-coned shape of Mount Mayon. The church was also declared a National Cultural Treasure in 2007.
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Bagatao Island Lighthouse - Bagatao Island Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located on Bagatao Island on the eastern side of the entrance to Sorsogon Bay, in the province of Sorsogon in the Bicol region. It was used and still being used to assist ships in navigating Ticao Pass together with Capul Light at the entrance to San Bernardino Strait and Bugui Point Light in northern Masbate.
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Naga Metropolitan Cathedral - The Naga Cathedral or also known as Metropolitan Cathedral and Parish of Saint John the Evangelist was the first cathedral built for Naga was founded after the Diocese of Cáceres was established in 1595. It is the oldest known church in the Bicol Region and also considered the mother church of all churches in Southern Luzon.
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Universidad de Sta. Isabel - Opened on April 12, 1868, Universidad de Sta. Isabel is known as the oldest normal school for girls in Southeast Asia. It was created as a school for girls under the care of the Hijas de Caridad (Daughters of Charity) and was granted a royal decree from Queen Isabella II of Spain when it was first established.
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Liberty Bell - The Liberty Bell found in Peñaranda Park, Rizal Avenue in the Old Albay District is a large bell installed by US forces liberating the city from Japanese occupation during WWII.
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Vinzons Shrine - This 2-story house was once the home of Wenceslao Q. Vinzons, Sr., the only Bicolano hero during the Japanese War. His residence is now converted into a shrine complete with a public library and museum which stores the memorabilia of the hero. It is located in the town proper of Vinzons in Camarines Norte.
Planning to visit these historical places in Bicol soon? Here’s where you can have a safe stay with RedDoorz’ best prices:
RedDoorz near Colgante Bridge Naga City is a budget hotel which you can find in one of the astonishing tourist destinations in the Philippines - Naga City in Camarines Sur. It is the perfect starting point to explore Naga City because of its strategic location in the city proper. Some of its surrounding landmarks which are accessible for guests are SM City Naga, Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, and San Francisco Church Belfry.
Where: Blumentritt Street, 75 Bicol, 4400 Bicol, Philippines
Best Price: as low as ₱ 600.00
RedDoorz @ Pag Asa Rawis Legazpi offers affordable accommodation in Legazpi City, Albay that is ideal for travelers who want to explore the beauty of one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the Philippines.
Where: Narra St., Pagasa, Rawis, Legazpi City, Bicol, Philippines
Best Price: as low as ₱ 750.00
RedDoorz @ Golite Old Albay is one of the perfect choices for standardized and affordable accommodation in Legazpi, Albay. The hotel offers a comforting and pleasant ambiance to those who are planning to rest after exploring the beautiful city that holds the majestic Mayon Volcano.
Where: Rizal St. Old Albay District Legaspi City, Legazpi City, Bicol, Philippines
Best Price: as low as ₱ 660.00
Planning to visit these great places soon? Consider staying in any of RedDoorz hotels within the Bicol region. Our hotels within the province are located near most attractions including these places on this list, making your trip easier and better. Plus, with our HygienePass certification, you can rest assure that you and your family are safe during this time.
For the most comfortable stays at budget-friendly prices, choose RedDoorz. Book your stay by visiting our website and downloading our mobile application now!