Daraga Church, Albay: History, Location, Interior, Schedule

We were still wishing that on our next destination, Mt. Mayon will show its perfect cone. Kuya Lijong brought us to the historical Daraga Church, situated on a hill. The location is also a perfect spot to see the beauty of Magayon which was playing hide and seek with us. The clearing was negative, so let's proceed to its history. The structure of Daraga Church has a Baroque design built by the Franciscan Friars in 1773. It served as the place of worship after the church of Cagsawa was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Mayon in 1814. Also, Daraga Church served as the station of Japanese soldiers during the Second World War in 1945. It was rebuilt from 1971 to 1973. READ: BACKPACKING ALBAY, SORSOGON, CATANDUANES