Article: Keeping Track of Cultural heritage -
27 Sep 2007
Keeping track of their cultural heritage, most Ilongos are interested in the preservation of the old past.
Proud of their legacy as a people, Ilonggos entertain their guests with enriching tales of their cultural affluence, made more graphical with a tour to places where there are concrete proofs of a wealthy past.
The most likely destination for this tour is the Museo Iloilo, a repository of Iloilo's cultural heritage.
The Archbishop's Palace in Jaro houses antique religious artifacts.
Distrito Jaro 3 kilometers from the city proper; old colonial houses of sugar barons and Hispano-Filipino houses of the elite still stand, seat of Catholicism in Western Visayas.
La Villa de Arevalo 6 kilometers southwest of city proper; 2nd capital of the Alcaldia of Panay; flower and firecracker district of Iloilo City.
Standing as living witnesses to Iloilo's opulent past are old houses of unique and stunning architecture which are manifestations of the people's love for elegance. Head-turners are the imposing Nelly Garden and the striking Sanson-Montinola Antillan house in Jaro. Noted for its column of stone eagles, the classical Celso Ledesma mansion in downtown Iloilo City has neat pillars and balustrades. The Avanceña house in Arevalo is a classic bahay na bato. Also sights to behold are the mansions of the Lizareses, Consings, Montinolas, and Villanuevas, to name a few all within close proximity in the city.
Collections of Antiques
Being one of the busiest pre-Spanish trading posts in the country, it is not surprising for Iloilo to possess a vast collection of antique, most of them found in private homes that can be viewed upon arrangement like the Dellota and Jesena collections.
Posted By: DOT website
29 Sep 2010
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