Top 4 attractions to explore in Iloilo City
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Map of attractions in Iloilo City