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Legazpi, Albay, Philippines
Dubbed as the "Gateway to the Bicol Region," Legazpi City is the capital of the province of Albay. It is a fast-growing economic powerhouse in the region as well as the center of administration in the province. Its most famous attraction is a beautifully shaped volcano, but there are other must-see destinations in the city as well. Legazpi has positioned itself as an adventure destination because of its natural wonders.
Taking selfies with the Mayon Volcano is a must for tourists in Legazpi since it is recognized as the world's most perfect volcano. This majestic wonder stands at 2,462 meters above sea level, and is also the most active volcano in the Philippines. Its perfect cone is a majestic sight to behold on calm days, but tourists still came to the city when the volcano exploded in 2014. But to ensure their safety, visitors are advised to come to Legazpi when there are no volcanic activities.
The Cathedral of St. Gregory the Great is a picturesque church located near the Legazpi City Hall. The cathedral used to be just a wooden chapel that was built in the 1580s. It was rebuilt when American bombers destroyed the chapel. Construction was completed only in 1951, but it was later on elevated into a cathedral. It is now the episcopal see of the Diocese of Legazpi.
Embarcadero de Legazpi is the premier entertainment hub in the city. It is located along the harbor of Legazpi and has countless options for shopping and dining. Wall climbing, ziplining, and watersports are also available for those who are looking for some thrill and action.