Iloilo

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Heritage and Nature
Explore the vibrant city of Iloilo to discover its well-preserved Spanish churches, culinary delights, its rich Hiligaynon heritage, and nearby natural wonders
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Top sights in Iloilo

Iloilo is a city in Panay Island and is considered to be one of the culinary capitals of the Philippines because it is where dishes like La Paz Batchoy, Pancit Molo, and Bangus Inasal originated. It was founded by Spaniards back in 1566 and remnants of their time in this country, which are some of the must-sees in Iloilo, still stand today. One of the top things to do in Iloilo is to visit these sites as well as to go on adventures to discover the local gastronomy.

Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral - National Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria

The Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the most important historical places and one of the top tourist attractions in Iloilo. This national landmark can be found in the city’s Jaro district. In 2012, it was dubbed as a National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. It’s the perfect place to visit if you need a few moments of silent prayer during your sightseeing adventures in the city.
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Senator Efrain Treñas Boulevard

The Senator Efrain Treñas Boulevard is a riverside strip that’s popular among locals as the perfect place to go for a relaxing walk. It spans 1.2 kilometers and there you can enjoy spectacular views of the Iloilo River and the Esplanade 2 waterfront, especially at night when the area across you is illuminated by colorful lights.
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Molo Church

The Molo Church is one of the most popular places to visit in Iloilo. This beautiful Gothic church is referred to as the Feminist Church because all its statues, even those on the pillars and the altar area, are female. It also has a nice location because nearby is a park where you can sit down and relax or go for a lovely stroll, and a playground where kids can hang out and play. If you need to get away from the heat, you can spend a short while inside the church because it’s fully air-conditioned.
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Museo Iloilo

Museo Iloilo is a museum that you should visit before exploring the rest of Iloilo. This cultural institution houses numerous exhibits containing historical artifacts and artworks that chronicle the history and heritage of the city. If you take the tour, you will be regaled with insightful trivia and stories. You will leave with newfound knowledge that will make you appreciate Iloilo more as you explore it.
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