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Museo de Legazpi: The Annals of Legazpi City

Museo de Legazpi: The Annals of Legazpi City

In retrospect, the history of a place is the foundation of every civilization, culture, tradition, tale, and story ever told—be it passed on by tongue or written in the oldest languages long forgotten by the present world.

The present is nothing but a woven tapestry of the stories from the past. And to see fragments of these displayed out for the public is like finding and connecting bits and pieces of a puzzle which is our history.

Museums are like doors to the past and windows to the future

“If people understand their past, it will affect their present and the way they will see the future.”

Mr. Darlito Perez, Curator – Museo de Legazpi.

And native here in Legazpi City, Albay, they take pride in Museo de Legazpi.

Found at the Gregorian Mall, the Museo is the refurbished version of the old Legazpi Museum previously located on the second floor of the City Hall’s annex building.

It opened last March 28, 2019, housing the various artworks and artifacts depicting the history of Legazpi City, along with portraits of its previous mayors.

Mr. Darlito Perez, the museum curator himself, carefully planned the whole idea and concept of the exhibit.

The museum owns various valuable objects depicting the history of Legazpi City. It includes the original Liberty Bell given by the Americans as a token of the liberation of Southern Luzon in 1945.

Liberty Bell, Peñarada Park
THE LIBERTY BELL. Gifted by the Americans to symbolize the treaty established in Albay, and is considered the oldest artifact in the Museo.

How the city got its name..

The bronze bust of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi is one of the most critical parts of the museum’s collection. Specifically, the mayor from Legazpi’s hometown in Spain donated the bust.

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Furthermore, it signifies the first-ever sister agreement made by Legazpi city to a foreign city in 1975.

Legazpi City, now known as the city of fun and adventures is one of the known places in the province of Albay.

The only past worth looking back to are the ones we can see inside museums. “In some way or another, people will be interested to know their past,” says Mr. Darlito Perez, curator of Museo de Legazpi.

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