Province of Iloilo Things to Do

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Province of Iloilo Things to Do

  • Iloilo City Museum

    -On the way to La Paz, saw Iloilo City Museum-Unable to visit the museum catching a flight back to Manila

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  • visita iglesia

    iloilo is known for its colonial churhes ...the most popular is the miag ao church, a UNESCO world heritage site

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  • Plazuela de Iloilo

    Plazuela de Iloilo is one of the unique recreations in Iloilo City. What I love about this place is their Spanish/Italian inspired architecture. It’s one of the developments that really showed its fast paced growth as a modern day city. I love architecture that I was really astonished to see such design and style within the province of Iloilo since...

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  • Pride of Janiuay

    Janiuay prides itself on two heritage infrastructure dating back from 1760.The Janiuay Catholic Church was built of sandstone, lime stone and layered bricks and was completed in February 1770.Another heritage infrastructure is the Janiuay Cemetery. It was built in 1870, and is also walled with ancient sandstone and bricks.

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  • Visit Jaro Church

    -Greatest interior feature is the mural on ceiling-One of the few churches in the Philippines where the Belfry stands apart from the Church's main structure - located at the opposite side of the street, across the Church-The church has a balcony in front where a life-sized icon of the Madonna and Child is-The Belfry is imposing Neo Classicism style...

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  • Visit La Paz Church

    -Located at La Paz in Iloilo City-The church was first built in 1847-Has a Neo-Classical appearance-Made of brown bricks entirely but the pillars and window frames are all in white finish-La Paz is popular by a variety of names, including Lobo, Llauon, Llaod and Bagong Banua (New Town)-All these names refer to just one: La paz-La Paz being famous...

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  • Visit Miag-ao Church

    -A UNESCO Heritage Site - SuSmaryosep, napaka astig!-Miag-ao Church also known as "Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church" was built in 1797-The Church is a world-renowned religious structure and in 1993, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List-The façade of the Church has delicate images of St. Christopher with Baby Jesus surrounded by...

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  • Around Guimbal Town

    -The biggest, cleanest and greenest plaza across a church -Many students gather in the afternoon to play guitars

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  • Visit Guimbal Church

    -Located in Guimbal town, Province of Iloilo-Guimbal Church is also known as Church of San Nicolas of Tolentino and was built in 1774-Some parts of the Church have gone through renovations and reconstructions except for the inner stone core which has remained stable and unchanging-Guimbal Church is known for its watchtower and bells-From Molo in...

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  • La Paz Public Market

    -Learned from a VT member (Tijavi) that the most authentic Batchoy in Iloilo can be found at La Paz public market-Aling Leoning's batchoy retaurant-Was informed that the restaurant closed down because no one took over to run the business as Aling Leoning is getting older

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  • Visit OTON Church

    -Oton town (oldest town in Panay island - 3rd in the Philippines after Manila and Cebu) is a good 20 minute jeepney ride from Molo, Iloilo city-You may either go straight to Allan's Talabahan to eat lunch and just head back to town center to take stills of OTON Church or drop at the church and proceed to Allan's-The first Oton Church has a blending...

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  • Robinsons Place: Iloilo City

    -Always go to malls where you can buy almost everything you need-Visited Robinsons to buy bottled water and canned soda drinks-Robinsons Iloilo has Ted's and Deco's restaurants (SM City Iloilo only has Ted's - Year 2011)

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  • Visit MOLO Church

    -Molo Church: probably the second most visually appealing Church in Iloilo Province after Miag-ao Church-Built in 1860's and has gone through its first renovation in 1870 adding Gothic and Romanesque elements-The pyramidal structures (spires) on the top of the church in bright red color are stunning specially when hit by the lights coming from the...

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  • Smoke @ Hot Hugz Cafe inside the Airport

    -Stayed at smoking lounge inside Iloilo Airport while waiting for departure-Bought a cold mocha frappe drink for Php140

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  • Guimbal Watch Towers

    After the Guimbal church we headed to Bantayan beach resort not far from the town center and just located along the highway. It is the resort maintaining one of the watch towers. We paid P7.00 each for the trike fare. The resort collected P20.00 consumable entrance fee from each of us then we had a little walk toward the watch tower near their...

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  • Guimbal Plaza

    A nice garden plaza in front of Guimbal Church. The towns of Iloilo have their own unique garden plaza. This one is my favorite

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  • Be Part of Dinagyang Festival

    The Dinagyang Festival was the major reason we went to Iloilo City. Witnessing the Kasadyahan and Dinagyang Ati Competition made me fall in love with the people and culture of Iloilo. I'm sure you'll have a memorable trip to Iloilo if/when you attend the Dinagyang Festival.

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  • Visita Iglesia @ Iloilo's Heritage...

    To the Catholics, visiting the beautiful old churches in the Province Of Iloilo is a wonderful spiritual journey. To lovers of heritage sites, seeing Iloilo's architectural gems is an unforgettable experience. I feel so blessed having had the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and unique churches of the towns of Miagao, Guimbal,...

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  • Make It To Iloilo City

    Whether you go to the Province by plane or Roro, you will find yourself in Iloilo City for your transit to other places. It is the gateway to other municipalities in the Province of Iloilo, as well as the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras (MIG) Metropolitan Area.Being the capital of Iloilo, it is the seat of the Provincial government. It is also considered the...

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  • Molo from Moro

    Molo was built by Spaniards and was formerly called the Parian (Chinatown) due to its large number of Chinese residents.Home to Saint Anne’s Parish, also known locally as the Molo Church is considered as one of most beautiful churches in Western Visayas. The church was constructed in 1831.

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  • Visit Tigbauan

    Tigbauan got its name, like the majority of town centers, after a topographical distinction unique to the region — in this case after the Tigbao, a local name for a type of grass that used to swarm the countryside.Visit St . John of Sahagun Church, a Catholic Church which is 439 years old- founded in 1575.Heritage Features: The facade design is...

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  • Melody of Guimbal

    Guimbal, a coastal municipality, is located at the southwestern part of Iloilo province.Some writings showed that the name of the municipality was derived from a musical instrument called guimbal. The Spaniards discovered the settlers using the instrument to warn the people of the coming of the raiding Moro pirates.Visit the Guimbal Church, a 400...

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  • Historic Miagao

    The Miag-ao Church was built in 1786 by Spanish Augustinian missionaries and was declared as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Baroque Churches of the Philippines" in 1993. On the front facade, which is flanked by two watchtower belfries, one can see the unique blending of Spanish and native influences.

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  • The Notable San Joaquin

    The history of San Joaquin, according to Maragtas legend begins in the latter part of the 12th century.Visit the Parish Church of San Joaquin. The church was built in the 19th century by the Augustinians.Also pay a visit to San Joaquin Cemetery, built during the 19th century, and is located along the highway leading to the town.

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  • Visit Jaro

    The district is notable for its large amount of nineteenth century architecture. Home to the Parish of Our Lady of Candles (Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria) also known as the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral, the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Jaro and the site of a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary, which was canonically crowned by the late Pope...

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  • Inspiration of Pavia

    Pavia was officially founded in 1862. It was also in 1862 that an independent parish dedicated to Saint Monica was established by an Augustinian friar. But it was only in 1889 when construction of the famous brick church -- as it now stands -- began.The church design was apparently inspired by the ancient royal archbasilica of San Michele Maggiore...

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  • Visit Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara is part of the new Iloilo International Airport complex designed to serve Iloilo City and the rest of the province, where it hosts the airport entrance and access roads.Visit the Parish of Sta. Barbara, a Baroque Rennaisance architecture, was built in 1845 and was completed 33 years later and declared by the National Historical...

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  • Visit Cabatuan

    The town was founded on April 9, 1732 after a molave cross (with only its base currently existing) was planted on the peak of Pamul-ogan Hill.Visit the San Nicholas de Tolentino Church, built in 1834, the San Nicholas de Tolentino Parish Church is a Tuscanic church of baked brick is one of the most beautiful churches in the Philippines.Visit...

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  • Visita Iglesia: Tigbauan Church

    The Parish Church of St. John of Sahagun in Tigbauan, Iloilo is our next destination after we explored Guimbal town. It is only P7.00 jeepney ride and it is not far from Guimbal actually.The Tigbauan Church is unique in the country because of its Latin American churriquesque architecture. It was built over 400 years ago in1575 from yellow...

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  • Visita Iglesia: Miag-ao Church

    The town of Miag-ao is the second town we visited on our second day tour. It is a P15.00 jeepney ride coming from San Joaquin. It is also known as the St. Thomas De Villanueva Parish Church. It was built in 1797 and is one of the country’s architectural heritage because of its unique design. The present Church of Miagao is actually the third church...

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  • Visita Iglesia: Guimbal Church

    Coming from Miag-Ao we hopped off in front of the old Municipal Hall of Guimbal now the justice hall, the fare was P15.00. Then we walked our way to the church which is just in front of the garden plaza. Also known as The St. John of Sahagun Parish Church. It was built in 1590 and it is the only church made of yellow coral and red colored stones...

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  • Campo Santo de San Joaquin

    It is the second heritage infrastructure we visited in the town of San Joaquin after the Church. It is not actually far from the town. Just along the highway, we already passed by this Cemetery when we headed to the town but still we followed our original plan to visit the farthest to the nearest relative to Iloilo City.The cemetery is very...

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  • Visita Iglesia: San Joaquin Church

    We explored the Southern towns of Iloilo in our second day and we headed to the farthest town first and from there we will visit one by one the towns we passed by as we go back to Iloilo City.We took an ordinary Ceres bus from Molo terminal that is bound to Antique. We paid P58.00 for the 1.5 hrs ride.Our first target is the church of San Joaquin....

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  • Visita Iglesia: Pavia Church

    The town of Pavia is not far from Sta. Barbara. This is the 4th and last town we visited during our first day in Iloilo. We waited for jeepney bound to Pavia in front of the Football field in Sta. Barbara.We only paid P8.00 for the jeepney ride.Pavia is the smallest town of Iloilo province but is is the site of the Western Visayas Agro industrial...

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  • Plaza Sta. Barbara

    Another beautiful plaza of Iloilo. An old gazebo was positioned in the center of the plaza with green and flowering plants surrounds the area. A monument of Gen. Delgado is facing the Municipal town hall and Jose Rizal on the opposite end facing the road.

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  • Visita Iglesia:Sta. Barbara church and...

    We travelled 9 kms from Cabatuan and paid P10.00 for the jeepney ride. Actually the airport road is part of this town but we decided to go to the farthest first to the nearest. We alighted at Sta. Barbara terminal and rode a tricycle (P10.00) going to the church because it is not located along the highway. The end of the left side road (coming from...

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  • Cabatuan Cemetery

    From Cabatuan town proper we waited for a jeepney going to sta. Barbara. It’s not far and we only paid P7.00 each. The cemetery is located near the road around 1 km from the town.The cemetery with mixed byzantine and roman architecture made of gray stones is another heritage infrastructure in Cabatuan aside from the church. It was said that it is...

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  • Cabatuan Plaza

    The plaza of Cabatuan is the most beautiful plaza I've seen so far. This town is very clean peaceful and so is the plaza. The lawns are well maintained and plants were trimmed to their shapes. Flowers are growing in every plot. There's a monument of our National hero Jose Rizal in front of the church and taking pictures of the church from the plaza...

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  • Visita Iglesia: Cabatuan Church

    We headed to the town of Cabatuan after Janiuay. It is only 9 kms away and we already passed by this town when we are heading to Janiauy. The jeepney fare is P10.00. The said town also have 2 heritage infrastructure aside from its beautiful plaza worth visiting.Cabatuan Church is also known as Sam Nicolas de Tolentino Parish Church and it is one...

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  • Janiauy Gothic Cemetery and Arches

    It is the second heritage infrastructure we visited in Janiuay. We rode a tricycle in front of the church and told the driver we are going to the Cemetery. after a few minutes we saw the cemetery with plight of old stairs and its 3 magnificent arches. The year 1873 can be seen on the main central gate which is gothic in style adorned with 3 simple...

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  • Visita Iglesia: Janiuay Church and Ruins

    The simple town of Janiuay is our first destination after we landed to see their 2 heritage infrastructure. We took a multicab(P10.00) from the airport that took us to the main road of Sta. Barbara where we waited for a jeepney bound to the said town. The travel took 30 minutes and the fare is only P20.00. Taking a Cab will costs you P300.00 The...

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  • Church Hopping

    Visit all the old churches in Iloilo: San Joaquin, Miag-ao (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tigbauan, Molo, Jaro Cathedral.

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  • Moroboro Dam

    It was built to help the farmer in watering there crops but this place can also be one of the must see when you're in Dingle as you won't miss it when going to Bulabog. You can have a cruise in the river, or take a dip in Moroboro Spring as these are all accesible in the area.

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  • Lake Bito

    located in the base of Bulabog mountain. It comprises of 4 small lakes. What makes it interesting is the story of the place. This is the best place to end your trek of Bulabog as there is a road from Bulabog going here. Be sure to have a local guide with you so you wont get lost as we are talking of mountains here.

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  • Bulabog Puti-an National Park

    named after its lime-stone colored edges, there are 13 known and named caves here, and a many of more to explore. You can do caving, hiking and be awed by the huge trees that are growing in the area.

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