A big part of your activity in IloIlo is to check out the old churches around the city. The Jaro Cathedral is one of them and I think one of the most accesible churches around. Just ride a jeepney with a Jaro signage and ask the driver to drop you off the Cathedral. It's that easy!
What I like about this place is that, it's adjacent to the Jaro Belfry which is another must see and it's also near a Ted's La Paz Batchoy restaurant so it's like hitting three birds with one stone
Iloilo City is located in the southern shores of Panay Island. The City faces Iloilo Strait and Guimaras Island, thus making it harbor and anchorage for ships. Syudad sang Iloilo is a highly urbanized city in the Philipines and the capital city of Iloilo with a population of 464,619 people.
Molo Church (St. Anne Parish) for me is the most beautiful church in Iloilo City. White coral rocks were used for the construction. It has always been the venue for "Simbang Gabi" during my early childhood days.
Museo de Iloilo is located on Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo Cit near Iloilo Provincial Capitol just accross Atrium and managed by Iloilo Cultural Research Foundation Inc. and its aim is to maintain and develop cultural education, research and tourism through safeguarding and display of Western Visayas native culture and history.
The museum displays acollection of archeological, historical, etnographical craft and tribal folk arts relating to Western Visayas. Some of the relics and antiques in the collection were donated by Ionggos who are passionate about Iloilo's province rich history.
4 story mall with plenty of shops and eateries. Genreally cheap to average prices. Includes a few internet cafes and movie theatres and even a little train that takes kids around one of the lower floors. Watch out for Bo's Coffee, though its good, you dont get much and there are cheaper and better coffee/capp. places within the mall. You go through slight security check too though usually if youre white they are less suspicious. If taking your own car you drive through and they quickly glance in your car and also in the entering areas of the mall just open your bag in the male or female line and they poke a stick around then let you go inside. Generally, you can bring anything in as long as its not like a weapon or drugs or anything like that.
If you are interested in flowers and plants, take time to look at them. In Iloilo, there are plenty of them! Definitely the cheapest! No fees required. Just a little motivation and a little bit of a " garden enthusiasm" from yourself.
The Jaro belfry is just in front of the Jaro Cathedral so there is no way that you'll miss it. This is the only belfry that is not attached to the cathedral itself
Golden Coconut Fruits "Cocos nucifera" Large round, hard shelled golden nut with a white pulp and hollow interior containing a milky juice.
Bougainvillea Glabra "Snow White" Vigorious, evergreen or semi-evergreen, woody stemmed, scrambling climber with round-oval leaves.