Legaspi City is the seat of the provincial goverment and the commercial and cultural center of Albay.
It is the largest city Of the Bicol Region in terms of population. Located on the eastern part of
the province, the city ha a total land area of 153.7 square kilometers. All means of transportation ca be used to reach Legaspi. It has a domestic airport and seaport. It is the
southernmost terminus of the Philippine National Railways. There is a current plan to build an international airport.
The city is named after the Spanish Conquistador, Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, who conquered the
Philippines in 1565.
Albay's biggest festival is the Magayon Festiful which is held during the merry month of April.
It is a celebration of the beauty of Mt. Mayon and of the entire province. There is street dancing with colorful costumes,
literary and sports competition, beauty pageants, and fireworks. During the month of October the non-religious
Ibalong Festival is celebrated to recount the brave exploits of the heroes of Ibalong or ancient Bicol.
As a first class city, Legaspi offers opportunities in real estate, manufacturing,
trading, and information technology. It was recently recognized as a business-friendly city.
As an educational center with 13 colleges and universities, labor is plentiful. Being a
transportation hub, it is easy to bring products to markets such as the cities of Ligao and
Tabaco and other urban centers of Bicol Region.
For businesses who want to put up shops immediately, commercial centers such as
the Metro Gaisano, Pacific mall, Liberty commercial or even the Legaspi Satellite Market offer
spaces for rent.
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Legaspi City
- Albay Park & Wildlife - houses around 347 animals belonging to 75 species
- Lignon Hill - the best way to watch the cityscapes especially at night
- Locsin Park & Penaranda Park
- Albay Cathedral
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