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1814 Cagsawa Ruins, Mayon Volcano
Philippines

Cagsawa Ruinsare the remnants of an 18th century Franciscan church, the Cagsawa church, built in 1724 and destroyed by the 1814 eruption of the Mayon Volcano. They are located in BarangayBusay, Cagsawa, in the municipalityof Daraga, Albay, Philippines.

The ruins, currently protected in a park overseen by the municipal government of Daraga and the National Museum of the Philippines are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. They are considered symbolic of the dangers of living in close proximity with the Mayon Volcano. - Wikipedia

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