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The Hidden Gem in Silay. Must not miss thia when in silay/bacolod

If there's one place that you must not miss when visiting Silay, that would be the Hofilena... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doc P
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Learning the Past

The Tour Guide was the House Owner itself. The house has lot of paintings and I learned a lot. Its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If there's one place that you must not miss when visiting Silay, that would be the Hofilena Ancestral House. This house is full of rare artworks where you can find early works of various national artists. If you are lucky enough, the owner himself, Mr...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Doc P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tour Guide was the House Owner itself. The house has lot of paintings and I learned a lot. Its a Learning tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NorthWestPanay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was mesmerized and starstrucked by one of the best storyteller, Ramon Hofilena. Everything in the house has a story to tell. I was not expecting that i would get anything relevant in visiting the place but i went out of it proud and grateful...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Faithy18
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Another house in Bacolod filled with history. If walls could talk, it has seen a lot of events/tragedy etc.. Silay city has quite a few old houses. One of them is Hofilena house. It is highly recommended to visit the old houses in Silay city...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wreckxki
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Hofileña Ancestral House is the residence of the late Manuel Severino Hofileña and his family located in Cinco de Noviembre Street, Silay City, in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. The home was built by Hofileña for his wife Gilda Ledesma Hojilla, a former Miss Silay, and their nine...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Everything comes alive in this museum through the stories of Ramon Hofileña, the owner and tour guide of the museum. Tell him if you only have an hour or less to spare so that he could tailor-fit his lecture/tour.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Lerom A
Reviewed May 19, 2018

At first we went in for a casual visit of Silay City and our tour guide dropped us at this place. Luckily as we went in Don Ramon Hofilena greeted us and introduced himself very energetically. The place is filled with history with all the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ian Jay M
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Try to get Ramon Hofilena to do the tour himself. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Spare at least an hour and a half to appreciate all the treasures (literally!) in this house.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Daryl D
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Lots of beautiful art pieces on the second floor including a nice collection of national artists' works! Manansalas, Joya, Amorsolo, Abueva, even a small piece by Rizal

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ScudderX
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

This heritage house is a must place to visit. Well kept lived in house and beautifully manicured lawns give you a palapable feeling of nostalgia. The museum is a veritable time travel back to how bacolod royalty lived. The tour guide was also very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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September 15, 2016|
Response from Tiffany S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not exactly sure if you actually need to reserve. We just went there and the guide started touring us. There was another group waiting after our turn, and he immediately accommodated them after our tour ended. Hope this... More