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Cagsawa Ruins Throughout the Centuries

Cagsawa Ruins Park is located in Barangay Busay, in the municipality of Daraga Albay. It is just 10-15 minutes away from Balay De la Rama Bead and Breakfast. Visitors have an option to take a jeep (8.00php) or Tricycle (50.00php) going to the park.

If you choose to ride a tricycle it will directly drop you at the entrance of the park. However, if you opt to commute by means of a jeep just inform the driver to drop you off at Cagsawa and from there, you can walk up to the park entrance.

The park is currently under the protection of the municipal government of Daraga and the National Museum of the Philippines. A charge of 10.00php for the environmental fee will be asked before entering the area, this has been used to maintain the orderliness and cleanliness of Cagsawa ruins Park.


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The church was built in 1724 by Franciscan friars, which supposed to replace an earlier church built in 1639. On February 1814, it was distracted by one of the strongest eruption recorded up to date by the Mayon, which buried the town of Cagsawa and nearby places.

Now, the church tower is standing strong and proud throughout the centuries. One of the best places to walk back to our history while enjoying an open, green and clean park where you can walk around and have an excellent view of Mayon.

This is one of the best locations to catch sight of the beyond compare shape of Mayon since it is situated roughly 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) away from the volcano. Definitely, A must visit site in the Philippines.

There are also growing numbers of stores inside the park, where you can eat and buy souvenir items. In fact, as I walk around the city of Legazpi. I noticed that the items being sold here are absolutely cheaper than any other area.

I’m glad that I was able to personally view and touched the church tower which I only see in elementary textbooks. Although, there is no any activity inside the park aside from taking pictures, sightseeing and walking. Notwithstanding, Albay will never be complete without visiting this place.


Sitting on a stone which is a remain from a volcanic eruption. I’m crossing my finger to see the Mayon Volcano.



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