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The historic and original home of Ina | Peñafrancia Shrine

The Peñafrancia festivities are right around the corner. The hustle and bustle of the city is kind of nostalgic in a way. The energy and excitement is palpable. You have to understand, it has been a while since we got to celebrate Ina in all her glory ever since the pandemic started. Though the celebrations have waned, the Pilgrims of Ina haven’t, and they still frequent notable and significant sites during the Peñafrancia season. One of these sites is where it all starts for the Peñafrancia festival: the Peñafrancia Shrine, the original home of Ina.
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The famed Basilica Minore and its vast facade where occasional church-goers take breaks and even do activities apart from religious ones

One of a kind in the region, the home of Ina | Peñafrancia Basilica

It is no secret that Naga City’s roots in Catholicism run deep in every part of the metropolis. Whatever your orientation may be, you are aware of what makes the city tick, and what it stands for when it comes to one of the biggest Marian celebrations held in the city: the Peñafrancia Festival. And with the festivities starting to kick off once again, it’s always a good time to get reacquainted with one of the many Churches in the city. In particular, among locals, the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, or just the Basilica Minore.
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