Tourism and Culture
Tourist Destinations
Liberty Bell
A bronze bell installed in 1945 by the American liberation forces located in Peñaranda Park along Rizal Street. It is enclosed with a dome-shaped concrete structure with this inscription, “Whenever oppression knocks at your door,feel free to ring this bell”.
Mayon Volcano
Once acclaimed as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” with it’s nearly perfect cone shape. The southern foot of the Volcano is suited within the Barangays o f Buyuan, Matanag, Bogna and Mabinit. The volcano stands at an elevation of 8,189 feet from a broad base of about 10 kms. In radius and can be viewed within a radius of 10kms. Up to 50 kms. It has a creater measuring a half kilometer in diameter width a notched rim from which can be seen a pool of bubbling hot lava in the center and rich coal deposits on the sides.
Japanese Tunnel
A 40-meter lomh L-shaped and seven-feet deep tunnel used by the Japanese forces as an arsenal during the 2nd World War. It is located at Barangay EM’s Barrio South in Albay District.
Jose Ma. Peñaranda Monument
A monument built as a tribute to the late Jose Ma. Penaranda who served as Governor of Albay from 1834-1843 located at Peñaranda Park along Rizal Street.
Ligñon Hill
A place good for hiking, climbing, zip line, rapelling and lava watching. It offers a 360 degree-view of the Mayon Volcano and a very good view of the city as well, especially at night. Visitors are encouraged to walk from the foot to the top of the hill.
Peñaranda Park
An improved park with elevated skating rink, concrete benches and stage surrounded with trees and ornamental plants and neon lights. It is located in front of the City Hall Building and the provincial Capitol of Albay.
Rizal Park and Monument
A modest place to pass away the time. Its dominating features are the monument of Jose Rizal sculpted by National Artist Napoleon Abueva in 1966, the fountain located at the center of the park, and the colorful geolites.
Legazpi Heroes Memorial Pylon
A 16-meter high pylon in the commercial district of Legazpi. It is located at the junction of Rizal Street and Quezon Avenue in Legazpi Port District.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Located atop the Buraguis Hill overlooking the city proper, and features life-size images of the characters of the Way of the Cross stations arranged within the hill slopes. A 20-feet image of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands at the hilltop. The feast day is celebrated every 12th day of December. A mini museum is also located within the compound.
St. Gregory the Great Cathedral
This church attained the status of a cathedral when the Diocese of Legazpi had it’s residence in the Albay District; thus it became the Episcopal Seat.
Headless Monument
Located within the Legazpi City Post Office Compund at Barabgay Lapu-Lapu, thismonument was constructed as a dedication to the unknown heroes who died and shed their blood during the Japanese military occupation of Legazpi City.
Kapuntukan Hill
It is a two-hectare land and is barely half a kilometer from the Legazpi Port. It is described as the sleeping lion because of its form and contour. The view can be more appreciated within a radius of about five kms. It is located within the barangays Dapdap and Victory Village. Atop the hill, one os afforded a beautiful vista of Legazpi at night and the neighboring municipalities of Manito and Rapu-Rapu.
St. Raphael Church
A church located within the Legazpi Port Commercial District. St. Raphael is the Patron Saint of the city; feast day is celebrated every 24th day of October.
Albay Park and Wildlife
A picnic grove and a park rolled into one. This place is the best way to commune with nature right in the heart of Legazpi City. Have a satisfying get together with your family and friends while roaming the park which houses 347 animals belonging to 75 species.
Legazpi City Ecology Park
The Legazpi City Ecology Park is strategically located in the southern tip of the City going to Manito. It is almost 30 minutes drive from the City traversing the newly asphalt over-layed 15 kilometers road network. This 5.30 hectares park is intended to be developed as the natural museum of fauna and flora that were endemic in the Philippines or of the Bicol region. It is the home of endangered specie or nearly extinct plants and animals which were abundantly found or grow before in the Philippines. This will also serve as gene bank of these specie wherein the present generation can still see and appreciate the features and characteristics of these once-abundant growing specie in the country. Inside the park, are amenities like cottages and rest areas which were carefully planned to preserve and protect the natural features of the physical environment surrounding the area were also constructed to provide the tourist or visitors an opportunity to interact with nature. Lagoon where one can enjoy fishing or seeing the fresh fish which were formerly catch in the area will be also an added attractions. King crab culture was also put up for the people see and experience the symbiotic relation of the nipa, mangrove and the crab living in one area. Hanging bridge, zip-line as well as rapelling and wall climbing will also found inside the park to let everyone enjoy their stay. Mangrove of different specie will be also featured in the nursery. Butterfly, wild animals and birds that were common before in the region can be found in the park. Man made forest is now being developed to allow one appreciate nature while one is having his/her biking or jogging or strolling around the park. As a destination in the south, the place is very conducive for a collective activities like, camping, retreat, seminars and conference and other activities. It is very ideal for activities which require tranquility, natural air and away from busy streets in the town proper. It is a park where one can enjoy and say for themselves that “this the only place where I can really have the opportunity to have a close encounter with nature”.
State-of-the-Art Facilities
Sanitary landfill is an engineered disposal facility designed, constructed, and operated in a manner that minimizes impacts to public health and the environment. In contrast to open dumpsites and controlled dumps, sanitary landfills undergo through planning right from the selection of the site up to post-closure management. Thus, although it requires substantial financial resources, it is the most desirable and appropriate method of final waste disposal on land.The Legazpi City Sanitary Landfill is a category II disposal facility, located in Barangay Banquerohan, 22 km from the city proper.Prior to construction and during preliminary investigation of the area, the western part of the city owned 12 hectare lot was considered such that in the preparation of the Master Plan for a sanitary landfill, an 18 hectare area was considered. With that in mind, the city government proposed for expansion of the area of the final disposal facility, since the existing area upon evaluation before showed that almost 50% of the total area has already been utilized as dumping area of the city for 15 years. Hence, through a SP resolution No. 0126-¬2009, the final disposal facility was redefined to 21 hectares. At present the 21 hectares includes the Open Dumpsite that will be close by the city this year, the phase 1 Sanitary Landfill Facility and its support facilities and the proposed site for future cell. The construction of the Sanitary Landfill Facility started December 2009 and was turned over to the city last November 2010.
Enbarcadero de Legazpi
World-class commercial, entertainment , recreational and information technology center
Legazpi Grand CentralTerminal
World-class integrated transport terminal under build-operate-transfer arrangement, the first of its kind in the Philippines
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