Region 5 (Bicol Region) : (Filipino: Kabikulan; Spanish: Bicolandia)

Located in the southernmost tip of Luzon Island, the largest island in the Philippines.


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Albay Museums

Magayon Art Gallery
The only contemporary art gallery in the Province of Albay located at the lobby of the Albay Provincial capitol. It houses changing exhibitions, particularly in the field of visual arts.

Legazpi City Museum
Historical and archeological relics of the City’s gentry are artfully displayed here for public viewing. It also serves as an art gallery for Bicolano artists.

Philippine National Museum
The museum showcases the cultural history of the Region based on the significant archeological finds found in the province of Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur and Masbate. Included in the Cagsawa museum exhibits are the geological history of the province for the appreciation and enrichment of the viewing local and foreign visitors.

Albay Monuments

Peñaranda Monument
Dedicated to Spanish Governor Jose Ma. Peñaranda

Legazpi Albay Gulf Landing
Built in 1995 in connection with the 5oth Anniversary of the Landing of the Allied American Forces in Legazpi City, which led to the City’s liberation from the Japanese occupation forces.

Headless Monument
Dedicated to Filipinos martyred during the Japanese occupation.

Liberty Bell
A gift of United States of America to Albayanos after World War II.

Simeon A. Ola Monument
Tribute to the last Filipino General who surrender to the American Forces.

Jose Ignacio Paua Monument
Chinese mestizo general in the Philippine Revolution and leader of the expeditionary force to the Bicol Region.

Mythical Heroes of Ibalong
Relief sculptures of legendary heroes Baltog, Handyong and Bantong.

Bust of Miguel Lopez De Legazpi
By Royal Decree, Ramon Montero of the Gobierno Superior de las Islas Filipinas, named the town Albay Viejo (Legazpi Port District) as LEGAZPI and inaugurated on October 22, 1856 in memory of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Spanish Governor and Adelantado of the Philippines (1565-1572).

Battle of Legazpi Trylon
Situated in downtown Legazpi, it is a memorial to the valiant defense of Albayanos against American invaders in 1900.

Potenciano Gregorio Bust
Composer of the popular Bicol Kundiman Sarung Banggi.

Andres Bonifacio Monument
The lone stature of Katipunan Supremo in Albay built through the contribution of the towns folks.

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Common dishes

Popular catches include tilapia, catfish (hito), milkfish (bangus), grouper (lapu-lapu), shrimp (hipon), prawns (sugpo), mackerel (galunggong, hasa-hasa), swordfish, oysters (talaba), mussels (tahong), clams (halaan and tulya), large and small crabs (alimango and alimasag respectively), game fish, sablefish, tuna, cod, blue marlin, and squid/cuttlefish (both called pusit).

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