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Camina Balay nga Bato

20 Osmena St, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5000, Philippines
033-336-3858
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Iloilo City
Type: Museums
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Manila, Philippines
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place may not be as spectacular as some of the more well-known old Filipino houses but it still has its charm. I learned that Camina Balay nga Bato was only considered as an "upper middle class" Filipino home during its time. Despite this, I was still amazed with the place. I think the entrance fee of P120 was worth... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Camina Balay nga Bato is just a few meters after the Villa Arevalo Plaza coming from Molo Iloilo, the heritage house can be found on the right side of the road going to Oton. Built in 1865 and originally called the Avancena Ancestral House, it is now being managed by fourth generation of the family related to former Chief Justice... More

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Been to many grand old houses all over the Philippines. This Balay nga Bato does not compare. maybe because it is still being used as a residence. Finding a TV in the main lounge takes away the old world feel. Also, only the living room and the prayer room are open, unlike grand mansions open for tours that show all... More

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iloilo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

An afternoon of tsokolate, local biscuits and jam is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of developing Iloilo city. Camina Balay nga Bato (originally called the Avancena Ancestral House) is a Spanish colonial house that was the seat of the Ilonggo revolutionaries who fought against Spain and America. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Ramon Avancena is also... More

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We tried checking out this place for the first time last month and we were rejected cause they don't accept groups of less than 5 persons and those who doesn't have any reservations. But my friends were so eager to try it so we decided today to call in for reservations (033-336-5075). We were accommodated well by their staff. And... More

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Here the best hot chocolate espresso is being served ever in my life. And I´ve seen a lot! It worths even just to come for that.

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Loved loved loved loved the chocolate that was served with the bread. The molo soup was nice too! The place is just so great that it reminded me of where we came from.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Undoubtedly, one of the top tourist attractions of Iloilo City. It has a curio and souvenir shop where you can buy antiques, native textiles (patadyong, hablon), vernacular food stuff and more. The house is beautifully restored and is photogenic from almost every angle. For PhP150 pesos, you get a tour of the house then a taste of their specialty -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

yes you have to book at least a day or two before you visit they charge P150 per person, and it has to be a group of five, there's only me and my fiance but good thing that there's a group who came before us so the current owner let us in. the P150 is consumable, cookies and the tablea... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I went there since we found in the internet that it's a must-see in Iloilo. It was closed when we got there arouns 11am, the signage was so small we also almost missed it. We rang the bell, somebody peeped but did not move. We persisted and somebody ran to the gate to tell us that they... More

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