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Cagsawa Ruins is a testimony on the fury of Mayon. The church, except for the bellfry, was buried with stones and lava during Mayon's most destructive eruption in 1814. It is believed that more than a thousand people perished at that time because they used the church as their refuge.
Today, it has become a popular tourist destination. Cagsawa Ruins Park offers a great view of Mayon and the bellfry a beautiful backdrop. Reminds us how to respect nature.
Fast facts, taken from the Cagsawa Bellfry:
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 centenary of the destruction od the church was commemorated, 1 february 1914, with a hude pilgrimage to the ruins where high mass was celebrated.
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