Introducing the History Haven Of Caraga
Butuan

Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ulfOst1O6k

Butuan City is a highly urbanized city in the Philippines and the regional center of Caraga. It is located at the northeastern part of the Agusan Valley, Mindanao, sprawling across the Agusan River. It is bounded to the north, west and south by Agusan del Norte, to the east by Agusan del Sur and to the northwest by Butuan Bay.

City Hall

City Hall

The city hall was constructed in the mid 1990s-2003 under Mayor Democrito Plaza II. After the old city hall was burned, the officials were transfer to the new city hall. In 2009, Mayor Plaza II construct a new Councilor's building (Consist of 3 story Building), however it was lack of funds before he was step down.

Balangay Museum

Butuan National Museum

This museum is the repository of historical and cultural materials and artifacts that proves Butuan's prehistoric existence and rich cultural heritage. There are two exhibit galleries. The Archaeological Hall and Ethnological Hall.

The Church Ruins

The Church Ruins

The church, which was the first to be established in the islands, is built of hewn stone and features the country's oldest relic, the figure of the Santo Niño de Cebu (Holy Child of Cebu).

Bood Promontory

Bood Promontory

This site, containing a large cross, is claimed by the Butuanons to be the place where Magellan celebrated the first mass in the Philippines on March 31, 1521 before dying in battle at Mactan a little less than a month later.

Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butuan

Kahimunan Fiestival

The Kahimunan Festival is a combination of traditional and Christian features marked with splendour and pomp. Similar to Cebu City's Sinulog Fiestival and all other January fiestas all over the Phillipines, the Kahimuan Festival commemmorates the Christian Feast of child Jesus.

Kahimuan is a Manobo of Lumad(Filipino dialects) term for gathering. The first Kahimuan Festival was observed in 1987 at Barangay Libertad of Butuan City. This is where archaeologists discovered the historic Balanghai boats and is believed to be the dock of the old kingdom of Butuan.

Source:http://www.philippines.abouttravelingtheworld.com/festival-in-the-philippines/kahimunan-festival/

Tourist Attractions

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