#TeamVillarealTravels: Daraga Church

After visiting the Sumlang Lake, we then headed to Daraga Church or also known as the Our Lady of the gate or the church of Nuestra Señora de la Porteria.

“Super Ganda!” this is the only words uttered in my lips. I was instantly impressed upon seeing the church for the very first time.  According to our tour guide, this church was built by Franciscan missionaries after the eruption of Mayon that destroyed the majority of the town of Cagsawa church. We took a lot of photo as this place has the picturesque of Mt. Mayon as their background theme. Sad to say, niyakap na naman ng ulap si Mayon.

Every time we visit places like church, we make sure to say our prayer and wishes as this is our traditional routine ever since I was a kid. So I teach my kids to join us in our prayers. Good thing, mababait sila and mabilis makaintindi. I love the simplicity of the church’s interior, the ceilings and walls are just plain white yet it maintains the solemnity of the place.

Towards the left side of the church, you can see some life size statues of saints or the saint’s hall. You can also see the history of the church and the reconstruction details.

Look at the belfry tower, it was remained untouched. We were not able to explore the place as we were like scorching under the heat and my kids are already irritated. But before stepping back outside, we prayed and thanked our Lord for all the blessings that we received and for giving us the chance to visit and explore the city of Albay.

Next destination: Legazpi Boulevard
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