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  • Denise Nicole T
    Bali, Indonesia29 contributions
    For P150, you get to tour this historical house and have a taste of their famous traditional hot chocolate paired with a few biscuits. Unfortunately, availing of the set meal requires a minimum of 18 people. I don’t know who travels with 17 friends. Definitely not me and that was a bit of a disappointment. I hope they consider smaller groups in the future.

    There is a 5 min video at the beginning of the tour that explains the history and parts of the house. The artifacts are interesting but could also use a bit of dusting. Also, the plain computer-printed signs “Don't Touch” posted all over the place could maybe be made more aesthetic or themed because they kind of ruin the nice photos that one takes of the place.

    This is still a worthy visit for any Iloilo City itinerary. The staff are also very friendly and accommodating. A few improvements could make a big difference for one’s tour experience.
    Written March 15, 2022
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  • Guillaume G
    Brest, France7 contributions
    Clean and efficient.
    Huge mall with friendly people and where you can find everything you want in several floors
    Written March 16, 2020
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  • Martin H
    Hong Kong, China465 contributions
    This is tucked away down a side street but worth a visit if you can find it.There is a lot of history in the building so you can take a while here or be quite quick if you don't want to look at the personal effects in too much detail.
    Written February 24, 2020
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  • nasdbr
    Quezon City, Philippines17 contributions
    Good for pictures and having a midday coffee. The second floor of the mansion is only open during events.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Louie Jay Enriquez
    1 contribution
    I went here last year and I like the way they laid out all of the paintings and sculptures. It's organize and neat. I like how they slowly introduce Iloilo artists and that definitely have world-class talents.
    Written June 15, 2021
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines5,998 contributions
    Visiting this church is like travelling back in time. Although nothing is left of its original 1863 wooden structure, its actual stone structure (which dates back to post-1869) has preserved pretty much of the Gothic-Rennaissance design typical of the Spanish church constructions in Panay in the late 19th century. The interior is really lovely and the whole place is well-maintained. I particularly like its "retablo", the 16 images of female saints in its central nave, its paintings depicting biblical scenes, pulpir, etc. The square in front of it is also beautiful, particularly its tymphanum in neoclassical style, and the Molo Mansion right across it. Thumbs up!
    Written March 4, 2021
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  • Jake T
    5 contributions
    National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles is here. Not too many people at the moment because of COVID so glad for that.
    Written January 31, 2022
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  • anghelagracia
    Iloilo City, Philippines1 contribution
    Fun. No Electricity at night. No food stalls. only a small store. you should bring your own portable stove if you want to stay overnight.
    Written August 20, 2018
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC5,689 contributions
    We briefly stopped here to take its outside pictures. My driver/guide informed me that advanced reservation is needed. One could not just show up and expect to be let in.

    Learned that entrance fee is 250 pesos per person! This is quite exorbitant!

    We decided to move on. Perhaps, I could try again when I’m back in the city.

    My question is: Why can’t it be open daily and for free?
    Written February 23, 2020
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  • John C
    Quezon City, Philippines1,660 contributions
    The time was Christmas season. This was after a storm hit the city of Iloilo. Inspite of this development, the Christmas spirit was very much present here. The big Chfistmas tree was present. The electricity was run by generator. Although plenty of restaurant run out of food as there was no fresh delivery. I still dnjoyed shopping here because of the ambiance. Mall was full of people.
    Written April 16, 2022
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines5,998 contributions
    I've been watching the Dinagyang tribal dance competition since 2013 and it was the first time that it went digital due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the virtual competition had its advantages (like it's safer, more cinematographic, and each district of Iloilo was able to highlight its best tourist spots where different parts of the dance were shot), still nothing compares to the actual and lively street dance competition. This year's competition was clearly more subdued compared to the previous years. No open air street concerts, no street foods, no "light parade," no floats, no fluvial procession, and so forth. But I'm very happy that the festival still pushed through. Congratulations to all the organizers! :D
    Written January 26, 2021
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  • Alvin N
    19 contributions
    The complex is clean and security is high. Police and security guards are on site and probably available when needed.
    Written March 17, 2020
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  • Martin H
    Hong Kong, China465 contributions
    The museum has been moved to the former prison right next door. They've done a lovely job restoring the former prison which is now very bight and airy with a lot of space.

    Unfortunately there are only two rooms with anything of interest to see here. The plus side is that this is free to enter so, if you have an hour spare, this is worth stopping in to see.
    Written February 23, 2020
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  • Tito Tim Travels
    Panay Island, Philippines1,292 contributions
    They first opened with a very high entry price, but now run a permanent (?) half price entry fee. The food is not very good, and they do not allow outside food or drinks. My main complaint was that at the end of the day they came and said everyone using tables (about 6 groups) all had to pay an extra p300. No one said anything about the tables costing extra, and it felt scammy they way it was handled. I would expect to pay for a cabana, but for a table? Maybe post signs? The water park itself was pretty nice, if not particularly clean... but it is the only water park we have. We only went once, and I am unsure if we are going back.
    Written May 5, 2019
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  • Perla Marie Asuncion
    3 contributions
    We also visited here with my family. it is Modern compared to the Jaro cathedral but I also like the style.
    Written May 9, 2020
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