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REGION 5 – BICOL REGION

The historical sites listed below are coded as follows:
(A) Prehistory
(B) Spanish Era
(C) War of Independence and U.S. Era
(D) Word War 11
(E) Modern Era

PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL SITES

ALBAY

Caesar RUINS, Daraga
- The only remnants of a village destroyed by the devastating eruption of Mayon Volcano on February 1, 1814. (B)

HEADLESS STATUE, Legazpi
- A monument to the known heroes who died at the handset of the Japanese in World War 2. (D)

SIMEON OLA MONUMENT, Guinobatan
 - Has a statue of the revolutionary hero on horseback. (C)

CAMARINESNORTE

JOSE RIML MONUMENT, Daet
- The first marker built in the nation to honor the national hero. (C)

CAMARINES SUR

LEANING TOWER, Bombon
- Caused by earthquake damage. (E)

CATANDUANES

SAN ANDRES, Catanduanes
- Site of a massacre of natives by pirates in the 17th Century. (B)

SORSOGON

BALUARTES, Sorsogon
- Ruins of old Spanish forts.  (B)

 

CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES

ALBAY

DARAGA CHURCH
- A magnificent Baroque Church, built in 1773.

CAMALIG CHURCH
- A missionary church built from volcanic rock. Houses relics from Hoyop-Hoyopan Caves.

ST. RAFAEL CHURCH, Legazpi
- Has an altar composed of a solid piece of volcanic rock from Mt. Mayon.

CAMARINES SUR

METROPOLITAN CHURCH, Naga
- The largest church in the Bicol region.

OUR LADY OF PENAFRANCIA, Naga
- Site of one of the country's most important religious festivals.

FRANCISCO CHURCH, Naga
- Built in 1578 by Franciscan Friars.

KADRILLO CHURCH OF QUIPAYO, Calabanga
- Constructed in 1616 and displaying rare artifacts.

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