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Tourism

The local tourism industry in Naga continues to grow its lead side by side with the province of Camarines Sur. In 2009, they posted a total of 1.56 million foreign and domestic tourist arrivals, a 117% increase over the comparable period in 2008. Domestic visitors increased by 140% while foreign arrivals rose by 146%. A NSCB fact sheet issued in December 2009 said that six of every ten tourists visiting Bicol go to Camarines Sur, with the remaining four divided among the remaining other five provinces.

Tourism Assets
Socio-Cultural

Place Description
Holy Rosary Minor Seminary Founded in 1793, it is one of the oldest schools for priesthood in the country today. It has produced numerous church and lay leaders and is the alma mater of a number of Bikol patriots and heroes.
Universidad de Sta. Isabel (formerly known as Colegio de Sta. Isabel) Founded in 1868, it is the first normal school for girls in the Orient. Named after the Royal Spanish Queen. It has produced a number of respectable personalities here and abroad.
Camarines Sur National High School Founded in 1901,CSNHS is the first secondary public school in the region. Numerous distinguished Bikol statesmen were products of this government school.
Ateneo de Naga University Founded in 1940, AdeNU is the only Jesuit school in the region and known locally as the the “Fort Santiago of Bikol”. It now among the leading academic institutions in the region.
University of Nueva Caceres Founded in 1948, UNC is the first university in Southern Luzon, it has been constantly producing top notchers in the field of engineering, nursing, accountancy, law and education.
San Francisco Church Established in 1578, it is the first church in the region built by the Franciscan Friars. The surrender of the Spanish forces to the Bikol revolutionaries took place here.
Peñafrancia Shrine Established in 1750, the shrine is the original home of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the Patroness of Bikol
Metropolitan Cathedral of Naga Established in 1825, the cathedral is among the biggest churches in the region which took 15 years to build. The image of INA is brought here for nine days where the novena is held in her honor.
Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Peñafrancia Established in 1985,it is the new home of INA where the Traslacion starts when her image is led into procession around the city streets then brought to the cathedral. After nine days, the image is brought here after the fluvial procession.
UNC (Naga City) Museum Located inside the University of Nueva Caceres campus,it is one of the oldest museums outside Manila and recognized by the International Association of Museum. It houses historical artefacts of the ancient Bikol, its people ans its culture.
Museo Conciliar Seminario at the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary This museum was established sometime in 1994 showcases Bikol ancient relics and artefacts like burial jars, ancient china wares,rare stones and ritual objects. Features as well is the local church history where old Roman Catholic Church vestiges and sacred objects are displayed.
Peñafrancia Museum The museum contains sacred vestiges relating to Marian devotion to the Bikol regional patroness, Our Lady of Peñafrancia.
Bikol Science and Technology Centrum The first of its kind in Bikol region, it was established in 1993 in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology to cater to the sci-tech education of the young, professionals, teachers and sci-tech enthusiasts alike. It features an exhibit of dazzling array of interactive gadgets, a skywatch gallery, a sci-cubby hole for the kids, an audio-visual room and a cybercafé for internet lovers.

Historical

Plaza Quince Martirez This plaza was built in hono who were executed by the Spanish of the fifteen Bicol martyrs who were executed by the Spanish authorities on January 4,1887 at Bagumbayan (now Luneta)
Plaza Rizal This monument-cum-park located at downtown Naga in honor of the national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. This known locally as the center for public debates and discussions.
Plaza de Nueva Caceres A sculptural narrative of the historic bravery of the people of the City of Naga. It is a two-part display that captures the heroism of Nagueños. Crafted by artist Jose Barcena,Jr. grandson of Federico Barcena who carved the monument to the 15 Bicol Martrys at Plaza Qiunce Martirez