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Historic Commercial Center

Calle Real is a historic street located in the old downtown district Iloilo City. It is contains... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Cebu City, Philippines
Calle Real Heritage Lane

Calle Real is one of the heritage streets of Iloilo. The most famous landmarks here are the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Calle Real is a historic street located in the old downtown district Iloilo City. It is contains several fine examples of historic neoclassical, beaux-arts, and art deco buildings. The street has been famous since the Spanish Era. Over time the core area has somewhat deteriorated,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Calle Real is one of the heritage streets of Iloilo. The most famous landmarks here are the Villanueva & Javellana buildings which were restored sometime back in 2012 but don’t seem to have been maintained too well. I wouldn’t recommend visiting unless this area happens...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

stayed near calle real. it is a busy commercial place but i didnt find any special about this place so kept missing it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paulo M
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Walking down Calle Real takes you back in time. This place is very rich in culture as you can see in the intricate structural design of the edifices. Our hotel was just walking distance from here

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank empress3663
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

When we walked aroud it was early in the morning so its not as busy , during working hours this street is packed

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dianne_tjm
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

If there is a modern township developed elsewhere in the city like the one by megaworld and SM , somehow you can reminisce at this old integral part of the city where old art deco architectural design still thrives. Worth a visit for a short...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank doctorfoxtrot
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Went around here and it felt like I was transported back in time, definitely a must visit in the City of Love.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank chrispolosantos
Reviewed February 20, 2018

A heritage street located in the old downtown district and also called the Escolta of Iloilo a similar to a historic street of commerce in Manila during Spanish and Commonwealth era. Century old commercial buildings are still intact and used to be the commercial and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank pshift2017
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Calle Real (JM Basa Street) was once famous as the historical hub of the city. Recently some of the buildings in the area, some of which really look good and date back to the 1920's, have been restored and there was even a plan to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

this old building is at the corner of JM basa street with outstanding lokking yellow colored with curved facades, it's near freedom grandstand where dinagyang festival and city parade taking place, it's close traffic for city patade on dinagyang 4th weekend of Jaunary.there are food...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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