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Historical place

This is the place where you will see the past at present. The collections of VP Lopez and Dona... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Iloilo City, Philippines
A Thrilling experience for the adventure seekers of the 3rd kind

This house offers more than just history but a haunting experience. Mingle with the spirits freely... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Las Pinas, Philippines
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Santa Isabel Street | Jaro, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5000, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local Sight Seeing, Very nice explanation, good to see an old house, Staff is friendly to take pictures.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bgshesha
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This is the place where you will see the past at present. The collections of VP Lopez and Dona Mariquit are very interesting physical witnesses of the illustrados of the past and their roles in the “development” of Iloilo in the past century,

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DocHLagon
Reviewed October 31, 2018

200 years old house!!and still standing like a brave woman of the past. This house is full of history and elegance, the interiors are still intact and usable, quite creepy with the stories told by the tour guide, the facade is not super amazing but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This house offers more than just history but a haunting experience. Mingle with the spirits freely roaming the mansion in broad day light and they are inside and out. Shivers will go up your spine as you enter the prayer room where the resident spirits...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Walter_triccie_reese
Reviewed May 24, 2018

This lovely ancestral home offers Dinner Buffets but you have to be at least 10 persons in your group. We were only 4 so felt sad that we can't experience this. Luckily I saw that they have a booking that evening so I immediately seized...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank esmodes
Reviewed March 2, 2018

A house with a rich history. Too many things happened that I can't put in words, but if you ever get a chance to visit this place after sunset, I swear you'll not regret it. Ask for a basement tour if you can.

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

This was the last stop of our whirlwind tour of Iloilo City, courtesy of our history buff friend Adrian. It was late in the afternoon and we were allowed to enter almost every room of the ancestral home of the Javellana-Lopez family, reputed to be...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ChaoSev
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Caretaker Bonbon charges 50 pesos (no sign found) per person for a tour and enjoys taking pictures. He took great pleasure showing illusions and regaling us with stories. The home is well maintained and took several hours to explore! Definitely a must for those who...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dr_DGA2017
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Casa Mariquit is considered as the oldest heritage house in Iloilo City. Yes, there are many heritage houses in the city, not all of them open to the public, unfortunately. This one is open to visitors daily from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The main...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed July 2, 2017

built by the banker Ramon Javellana for his granddaughter Maria "Mariquit" Javellana more than 200 years ago, this heritage house is owned by the Javellana-Lopez Family. this was once the home of former vice president Fernando Hofilena-Lopez, Sr. and his wife Mariquit. if you are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Graciano L
July 31, 2017|
Response from XtinaNovember | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open. Btw, I visited the place on Good Friday and it's open.