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

Jaro, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines

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

Jaro Cathedral, formally known as Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro. It is located in the district of Jaro in Iloilo City, Iloilo, on the island of Panay in the Philippines. It was placed under the patronage of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. It is one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area.


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

Nelly's Garden (Vicente Lopez Heritage House)0.85km from Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral - National Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria

One of the most popular sites in Jaro, Iloilo is the grand Beaux Art mansion built-in 1928—the Nelly Gardens. Its gate serves as the entrance to the celebrated past, while the lush garden area creates the perfect preview to the tall white mansion hailed as Iloilo’s Queen of Heritage Houses. Its garden area and the La Joya Hall have been repurposed and now serve as event venues. Interested parties can avail of the mansion tour.

Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA)1.02km from Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral - National Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria

The Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art is an art museum in Iloilo City, Philippines. It is the first museum in the Visayas and Mindanao dedicated to modern and contemporary art and the first museum in the Visayas exclusively dedicated to Ilonggo visual artists. It houses the largest collections of art in the Visayas. The museum is likewise the first Megaworld built museum in the Philippines.

Molo Church3.15km from Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral - National Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria

Molo Church is a famous Spanish-colonial church and heritage site in Molo District. It is known for the prominent red spires that crown its tall bell towers and as “the feminist church” because of the all-women ensemble of saints represented in 16 statues perched on the aisle pillars. Built-in neogothic style, the church is one of the Iloilo City’s most familiar landmarks and top tourist attractions.

Santa Barbara Church11.88km from Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral - National Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria

The Church of Sta Barbara, completed in 1878 after almost 30 years of construction, is made of adobe, corals, and red bricks. The architecture is chiefly Romanesque with its prominence of arcading or use of arches supported by pillars, arched windows, and its Latin cross floor plan.  The church also is an excellent example of a Filipino baroque colonial style. Daily a lot of tourists visit this place every day.

Bulabog Putian National Park35.58km from Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral - National Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria

Bulabog Puti-an National Park is a protected rain forest area known for being a living museum of flora and fauna. Hundreds of local and foreign tourists visit the 847 eco-tourism park to immerse in the area’s natural attractions such as its various forms of wildlife and more than 30 caves. The caves of Bulabog Putian National Park is an important historical, paleontological, archeological site since it was used as a hideout by the revolutionary forces in Iloilo during the Spanish occupational pe

Taklong Island National Marine Reserve35.68km from Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral - National Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria

The Taklong Island National Marine Reserve is one of the 372 designated marine protected areas in the Philippines. It was declared as a protected landscape and seascape in 1990 under Presidential proclamation No. 525 and was one of the core sites of the National Integrated Protected Areas System, also known as the Republic act 7586 of 1992. Under NIPAS, the essential ecological processes and life-support systems should be maintained and genetic diversity is preserved while ensuring sustainable u

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Iloilo City, officially the City of Iloilo is a 1st class highly urbanized city on Panay Island in Western Visayas, Philippines. The city is the regional hub of education, healthcare, tourism, culture, industry, and economy in Western Visayas