Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Sorsogon City

The Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, or the Sorsogon Cathedral, is perhaps the most distinguishable landmark in the city. It is the seat of the Parish of Sts. Peter and Paul and of the Diocese of Sorsogon. The Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul is observed on June 29 of each year. On that same date, the City of Sorsogon also celebrates the annual Pili Festival which showcases the pili nut through colorful street dances, trade fairs and cooking competition using the pili nut as an ingredient.

How to Get to Sorsogon City

The fastest and most convenient way to get to Sorsogon City is by taking a flight to Legazpi City in Albay. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have daily flights to Legazpi from Manila. Cebu Pacific also has direct flights to Legazpi from Cebu. From Legazpi City Grand Central Terminal, take a van bound to Sorsogon City (P90.00). Land travel takes one hour. The terminal in Sorsogon City is located adjacent to the cathedral. Alternatively, there are buses bound to Sorsogon City from Cubao and Pasay City. Travel time by bus is 10-12 hours. Coming from Mindanao, there are roro buses bound to Cubao or Pasay which passes by Sorsogon City.

Where to stay in Sorsogon City

Mercedes Country Lounge is a budget hotel in Sorsogon City located at the city's commercial center. It is strategically located along the national highway (Rizal Street) and within walking distance to restaurants, banks and transport terminals.

Where to eat in Sorsogon City

Bigg's Diner, the biggest food chain in the Bicol Region has a branch in Sorsogon City near Save More Supermarkt. There are also a number of casual dining restaurants in the city including Mango Grill and Una Pizzeria.

Attractions near Sorsogon City

Located east of Sorsogon City is the town of Gubat, a new surfing destination in Bicol. It is just a 45-minute jeepney ride away from Sorsogon City and is an ideal day trip destination coming from the city. You can contact GUBAT Inc via Mr. Noli Mercader at 0905-2421693 to book surfing lessons (P200.00 per hour).

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