Another Tour Around Bicolandia

One of the things that I fervently wish to see is the perfectly-coned mouth of Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay. Well, my wish came true because I got another chance to visit Bicolandia, specifically the southern provinces of the region. In the previous visit, I went to two Camarines provinces located in north Bicolandia. My most recent trip to Bicolandia took me to the provinces of Masbate, Sorsogon and Albay.

Bicolandia, officially known as Bicol Region, is the peninsula extending southeastward from Luzon Island. Bicolandia includes the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes and Masbate. Bicolanos, the inhabitants of the region, is known for their love of dishes with gata and chili.

I have seen a lot of places, met a lot of people and heard many stories but what highlighted my Bicolandia trip is my visits to the churches located on the town where I stayed. So, let me give you a preview of future posts for my Bicolandia trip by showing you these churches.

Masbate City

Masbate is the Bicolandia province nearest to the Visayan islands. The capital of this province is Masbate City, which is known for its rodeo. The church that visited here is the Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Church.
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Masbate City Chrch in Bicolandia

Bulan, Sorsogon

It is my second time to visit the town of Bulan. Bulusan Volcano was spewing ashes the last time I visited. I am thankful that the volcano is quiet during my second visit. It is also my second visit to Bulan's Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.
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Bulan Church of Bicolandia


Tabaco, Albay

I thought that the name of Tabaco City came from tobacco. I imagined the place to be covered with rows upon rows of tobacco plants. I was wrong because this city was named after tabak, which is a large knife being crafted in this city. The church that I visited here is Saint John the Baptist Church.
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Tabaco Church of Bicolandia


Legazpi City

Legazpi City known to have the best view of the majestic Mayon Volcano. This city is becoming popular with tourist not only because of Mayon but also because of resorts like the Misibis. I visited two churches during my stay in Legazpi City. The one is the Cathedral of Saint Gregory the Great. The second church, which I made sure that I will never miss, is the Cagsawa ruins.
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Legazpi City Cathedral in Bicolandia


I will talk about the tourist spots, the sights and of course the churches in these towns and cities of Bicolandia. So please stay tuned.

11 comments:

  1. I love the third church the most

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  2. buti ka pa Ish nakakatravel... ako di ko magawang makalabas man lang ng Cavite at Manila LOL

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  3. Yung first pic naman ang gusto ko yung kita clouds ganda ng shot! Sana makapunta kami dyan next summer!

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  4. Ganda ng architecture! Paborito ko rin yung 3rd church! ;)

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  5. gaganda ng mga church ha nice nice ung smen dito still ginagawa pa din haha

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  6. wow pano mo nalibot lahat yan!?!

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  7. THe second church reminds me of a Mexican church, and the third looks very Spanish. The architecture of the fourth one is a departure from what we normally expect of Catholic churches. The first one also have some features that are less common. Lovely photos:)

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  8. You seem to like visiting churches, don't you? : )

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  9. Bluedreamer

    Yep. The third church is the best among the ones featured here. Tabaco Church, as the third church is called, is made of adobe blocks.

    Anney

    Thanks sa papuri. :-)

    Uy. Sana nga at makabisita kayo sa Masbate. Maraming magagandang beach dun.

    Wrey and Robby

    Aba. Nakaka-dalawang puntos na ang Tabaco Church.

    MeCoy

    Well, baka kapos sa budget kaya 'di pa din tapos ang paggawa.

    R.O.

    Libre ng opisina kaya nakalibot ako sa Bicol. ^_^ It is part of the job.

    Monisima

    Seems like you many thing when it comes to architecture. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Foong

    Yeah. Philippines has a lot of Catholic Churches and some are so old that you can see history written on their walls.

    If you are a tourist in the Philippines and you didn't visit any church, then you are missing a lot in your journey.

    Fishieee

    Indeed!

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