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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Things to do in Legazpi City (Philippines)

If I had a day or two to explore the wonderful city of Legazpi in the Philipines, I would do the following all over again:

1. Eat at Bigg's Diner.  A local fast food joint serving Bicol delicacies.  I had Porkchop with Laing. Yum!

Bigg's Diner Legazpi City 
Porkchop with Laing at Bigg's Diner
Bigg's Diner mascot


2. Pass by the Albay Pili Nut House for Pili Nut shopping.  I suggest you stick to buying the whole Pili Nut varieties and stick to best sellers like the Pili Nut Brittle, Crispy Pili Nut with Honey, and the Pili Butternuts.
Feel like a celebrity and have your portrait taken at their celebrity wall as well.

Albay Pilinut Candy House in Legazpi City
All kinds of Pilinuts! Buy some to munch for snacks or to top on your green salads!

Celebrity wall at Albay Pilinut Candy

Albay Pili Nut Candy
873 Rizal St., Old Albay District
Legazpi City, Albay
(052) 820-3529

www.albaypilinutcandy.com


3. Stroll along the capitol area.  Visit the Legazpi City Hall and the Legazpi Cathedral.
Legazpi Cathedral - don't forget to make a wish!

Legazpi city Capitol area

Legazpi City Hall

4. Enjoy the sight and sounds of the city.  Visit the LCC mall or the Pacific Mall.



 5. At night, go to Embarcadero de Legazpi.  Take the free electric jeepney to the mall.  Try the coffee at La Mia Tazza Coffee.  There's a Bigg's diner inside the mall as well.
Embarcadero de Legazpi Lighthouse

Embarcadero de Legazpi at Night

Embarcadero de Legazpi Mall

6. Day Trip to Daraga Church!
Daraga Church Albay, Bicol Philippines

7. Hike up to Lignon Hills for some exercise!  On a clear day, you can zip line with the Mayon Volcano as your backdrop.

Lignon Hills for a good view of the Mayon on a clear day

8. Day trip to Cagsaua Ruins!

Cagsaua Ruins Albay Bicol Philippines
Church of Cagsaua

The spiritual administration of Cagsaua from 1587 to 1595 was under the parish of Camalig. An early church was burned, 25 July 1636, by the dutch who ransacked the towns bordering Legaspi Bay.  This church built after 1724 by Fray Francisco Blanco, O.F.M., was buried by rocks and lava during the eruption of Mayon Volcano, 1 February 1814.  The authorities of Cagsaua meeting at Ligao, 6 July 1814, decided to incorporate their town as part of Daraga.  The first sentenary of the destruction of the church was commemorated, 1 February 1914, with a huge pilgrimage to the ruins where high mass was celebrated.


9. Have your portrait taken with the majestic Mayon Volcano (Mount Mayon).
The Majestic Mayon Volcano - Albay Bicol Philippines

Mount Mayon - Albay Bicol Philippines
 Better yet, Jump over the Mayon!


Gather the group and have that once in a lifetime photo taken.

with Travel Factor at the Cagsaua ruins


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