Daraga Catholic Church or Our Lady of Gate Church was built in 1773 by Franciscan missionaries, three years before the declaration of American Independence from the Spanish colonizers. It is highly prized by art enthusiast because of its rich Baroque architecture. Its very huge structure is considered above standard.
How to get there
Take a bus, plane, or train from Manila to Albay.
Albay can be reached by plane through the Legazpi Airport. It is served by Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, and Cebu Pacific flying daily to Legazpi from Manila and vice versa. The approach to Legazpi Airport commands a bird's eye view of the majestic Mayon Volcano - Albay's pride. Take the seat nearest the window on the forward section of the aircraft; the wings can get in the way of your view.
Several buses leave Manila daily to Legazpi, like Cagsawa Travel and Tours, Inc., Philtranco, Peñafrancia, Amihan (AM) Travel and Tours, Isarog, St. Jude Transit, and Goldline Tours, Inc. The terminals are located at the Araneta Center in Cubao and in Ermita, Manila, near the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Travel during the day is cool. The lush green scenery is magnificent. Drop by the clean rest areas at the forest reserves of Atimonan in Quezon Province or at the Bicol National Park. The trip is as good as the destination itself.
Buses and jeepneys are generally the main mode of transportation in getting around Albay’s destinations. Pedicabs and tricycles are also available for short distance travels. Taxis and rent-a-cars are also available.
• Avia Inn
- Brgy. Banag, Daraga - Albay, Bicol
• Balay De La Rama Hotel
- 1542 Banag, Daraga, Daraga - Albay, Bicol
• Villa Amada Hotel
- Rizal Street Sagpon, Daraga - Albay, Bicol
• Ellis Ecotel
- Embarcadero de Legazpi, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Hotel Villa Angelina
- 32 Diego Silang Street, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Neuhaus Inn
- Magayon Drive, Daraga, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Legazpi Airport Hotel
- Brgy. 40, Cruzada, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
• Shell Inn
- Purok 7, Arimbay, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol