Legazpi is the capital city of Albay in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. It is located at the eastern part of Albay Province and approximately 556 kilometers away from Manila. The city is dubbed as the “Gateway to the Bicol Region” because of its accessibility and complete mode of transportation facilities. Locals and tourists alike can visit the city conveniently via land, air, rail, or sea transportation.
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Amidst its majestic backdrop of the perfectly-coned Mayon Volcano, is a destination that has more to offer. An abundance of activities and culturally rich attraction are there to explore and wander upon. The city’s fascinating sites, delectable cuisines, and wide-range of activities will surely take your travel experience to the next level. Some of the must-see attractions include:
Ligñon Hill Nature Park
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The Ligñon Hill Nature Park is one of the best locations to go to if you want to see a full-panoramic view of the Mayon Volcano. This 143-metre high hill is located 11 kilometers from the volcano’s southeast summit. Aside from its spectacular view offering, visitors may also enjoy fun and thrilling activities such as nature trekking, zip lining, and the not-for-the-faint-of-heart hanging bridge encounter. Souvenier shops are also found featuring the Legazpi’s local products and delicacies.
Legazpi City Museum
The Legazpi City Museum showcases and highlights the city’s heritage and cultural memorabilia. Currently, this museum is the only public museum built in the Bicol Region.
Magayon Art Gallery
Head to Magayon Art Gallery in Legazpi if you’re into creative visual masterpiece created by various artists in the Bicol Region.
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Not far away from the city is a place one should not miss to visit – the Cagsawa Ruins. The Cagsawa Ruins are the remnants of an 18th century Franciscan Church that was built in 1724 and destroyed by the Mayon Volcano eruption in 1814. Today, it stands as one of the most remarkable landmarks of the Bicol region offering a spectacular panoramic view of the Mayon Volcano.
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Legazpi City is not only known for its remarkable attractions and activities, the city is also a place to have an authentic culinary experience. One of sumptuous dishes of Bicol is known as the Bicol Express – a popular Bicolano dish that has been one of the all-time favorite dishes of the Filipinos. The spicy dish is a made from long chilies, coconut milk, pork, stockfish, shrimp paste, and spices such as garlic and onion.
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