Introducing the The City of Golden Friendship,
CAGAYAN DE ORO

Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGFchx42bIY&feature=youtu.be

Cagayan De Oro Cagayan de Oro may very well be the happiest place in the country. The “City of Golden Friendship,” as it is sometimes called, is home to especially friendly and warm Filipinos. Their ready smiles are a fitting welcome, with Cagayan de Oro’s accessible location also making it the “Gateway to Northern Mindanao.”

Plaza Divisoria (Golden Friendship Park)

Plaza Divisoria (Golden Friendship Park)

Plaza Divisoria is located in the downtown area. It was built around 1900′s as a town divider after a great fire that almost burned down the entire city. The park is dedicated to local and national heroes like former President Ramon Magsaysay, Andrés Bonifacio, Dr. José Rizal, and former Mayor Justiniano R. Borja.

The Divine Mercy Shrine

The Divine Mercy Shrine

The Divine Mercy Shrine is a Catholic monument in El Salvador. It features a 15.24 meter statue of Jesus as the Divine Mercy as the focal point of Divine Mercy Hills, a tract of land overlooking Macajalar Bay on the southern island of Mindanao. The nine-hectare land for the Shrine was purchased for a nominal amount and the complex was paid for by donations. The shrine was completed in 2008 and serves as a pilgrimage site for Divine Mercy devotees.

MacArthur Marker

MacArthur Marker

Probaby the biggest military cap in the world, the "scrambled egg hat" marks the spot in the Macabalan Port where Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed in 1942 enroute to his escape to Australia during World War II. The big five golden stars supporting the cap represent the rank of the general. A replica of a USAFFE PT Boat is encased in glass at the center of the marker.

St Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral

St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral

The Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. The cathedral, dedicated to Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, is the ecclesiastical seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

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

Higalaay Festival

The Higalaay Festival is the annual fiesta celebration of Cagayan de Oro is a week-long festivity filled with a series of colorful, culturally-rich and fun-filled core events that culminate on the 28th of August , the feast day of the city's patron saint, St. Augustine.

The celebration has grown not only as the customary day of thanksgiving but also as a rallying point for a campaign to promote Cagayan de Oro City and the surrounding areas globally as an investment and tourism destination.

Higalaay Festival means "Friendship Festival", which the word "Higalaay" comes from the Cebuano word "higala" (friend) which was regarded from what the city of Cagayan de Oro is being tagged, the City of Golden Friendship.

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

Tourist Attractions

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