Ciudad de Nueva Cáceres
|La Ciudad de Nueva Cáceres
City of Nueva Caceres
|Province||Camarines, followed by Camarines Sur|
|• Type||City government|
Ciudad de Nueva Cáceres (English: City of Nueva Caceres) was a former Spanish city in the Philippines. Established by Captain Pedro de Sanchez in 1575, the city was named after the honor of Governor-General Francisco de Sande who was native of Cáceres, Spain. In 1595, a papal bull coming from the Vatican created the See of Cáceres under the Archdiocese of Manila.
During its glory, Nueva Cáceres was considered the center of economy and industry in the Bicol Region. Nueva Cáceres was named as the province of Camarines' capital. When the province was dissolved in 1829 and 1857, the city then became the capital of Camarines Sur. From 1902 until 1908, some villages of Canaman and Camaligan were annexed to the city.
In 1919, after the fall of Spanish regime, most of Nueva Cáceres became part of the municipality of Naga while several villages in the northwest were returned to their respective mother towns to reform the old municipalities.
- Catolic Encyclopedia: Nueva Caceres
- September Peñafrancia Festivities in the Ciudad de Nueva Caceres
- History of the Philippine Islands, recalling the establishment of the city.
- History of Camarines Sur: Department of Tourism, Philippines
- National Historical Institute Side of Juan Luna, Tomas Arejola, Recollection of confrontation of Hermano Pule and Bishop of Nueva Caceres
- Further readings: (Filipiniana.net)