Top 10 Tourist Spots in Iloilo

9. Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church

9. Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church

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Miagao Church, also known as Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church, is one of the fascinating tourist spots in Iloilo. The church is one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in the Philippines which was built on 1797 made of adobe, eggs, corals and limestone thus giving it an ochre color. It has an impressive facade with note-worthy designs such bas-relief coconut tree depicting the “tree of life“, images of the saints and native flora and fauna. Moreover, it has two unequal bell towers position on both sides while the most imposing structure on the interior of the church is its golden coated retablo. This is one of the most impressive churches and historical landmarks on the province.

Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Church is located in Miag-ao, Iloilo.

 

10. Museo Iloilo

10. Museo Iloilo

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Museo Iloilo houses collection of historical and cultural displays in the province of Iloilo. The building itself is an attention grabbing elegant structure while the inside is full of artifacts and fossils, religions images and statues, as well as paintings and sculptures. Displays inside the museum includes pottery, jewelry, war relics, parts of Britain’s sunken ship, tradeware from China, Annam and Siam, Carbon-q4 dated remains of Mondo tribe including their swords and spears and numerous relics. Some displays might be creepy for some visitors but for the one’s eager in history, this museum has a lot to showcase.

Museo Iloilo is situated in Iloilo City, Iloilo.

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