1.) Naga Metropolitan Cathedral
Apart from the fact that this is the nearest tourist spot from the bus terminal where you will alight from, the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral is the largest church in Bicolandia (region in the Philippines which is composed of 6 provinces- Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon and Masbate). The Cathedral plays a very important role during Peñafrancia Festival’s Traslacion. Every September, the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is transferred to the Cathedral from the Basilica Minore, the image’s home. In front of the Cathedral is Porta Mariae, a symbolic gate arch which imbues the journey of Marian devotion in Bicol. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)
2.) Peñafrancia Basilica Minore
Peñafrancia Basilica Minore is the home of Our Lady of Peñafrancia since 1985 when it was completely built. At the front entrance of the church is a huge and colorful glass mural depicting Our Lady of Peñafrancia. She is portrayed carrying a child with the skin color of the first settlers in the region- the cimarrones. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)
3.) San Francisco Church
Near to our hotel accommodation that time was San Francisco Church. Little did we know that the church’s infirmary and basement served as interrogation and torture halls of Filipinos who were arrested during the peak of the Filipino-Spanish War in 1898.
4.) Church in Ateneo de Naga