In February 1, 1814, Mayon Volcano’s most destructive eruption in recorded history, 1,200 people died and the town of Cagsaua (Cagsawa) was buried in lava and rocks. Only the bell tower of the Cagsaua Church remained.
A commemorative tablet that recites a short history of Cagsaua Church, including the incorporation of Cagsaua to the town of Daraga.
Taking stones and rocks from the church ruins is prohibited. Many people still take them anyway as souvenirs.
Mayon Volcano is in the background, hidden by thick white clouds.