What are some of the best things you can do in Iloilo?

1.    Old Iloilo Tour
2.    Museum of Philippine Economic History
3.    Dinagyang Festival
4.    Migao Church UNESCO World Heritage Site
5.    Concepcion Island Hopping

Now that you’ve purchased a condo for sale in Iloilo, what do you do once you settle down? It’s time to explore Iloilo! This place is rich in culture and heritage, perfect for history buffs or for anyone who just wants to explore what Iloilo has to offer. With the many options to choose from, you might be confused about which place to go first. 

One Spatial Iloilo lets you access these wonderful destinations with ease due to the proximity and the easy commute experience you’ll get. Settle down in this city full of heart and culture. The closely-knit community of Iloilo will offer a different experience from city living.

Let this guide lead you to the destinations you need to see in Iloilo. 

Old Iloilo Tour

Iloilo successfully preserved their heritage sites with much care. The restoration efforts for the buildings can transport you back to the Commonwealth era. Some buildings in Iloilo can be dated back to the 1800s. Take a walk down Calle Real, which is also known as JM Basa Street. You’ll be happy to know that the buildings in Calle Real have dates labeled on them, so you’ll know when it was exactly built. 

Plaza Libertad lets you kick back and relax like Illongos with a clean and stress-free vibe. Its beautifully preserved structures make it a picturesque spot and can easily be enjoyed by the whole family. 

The best part about the Old Iloilo tour is that you’re completely free to walk around and enjoy the sights and experiences at your own leisure. 

Museum of Philippine Economic History

The museum is also accessible along Calle Real. There are no admission fees, so you’re free to explore the museum without spending. It is managed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. It features various artifacts that highlight a thriving economic history throughout the years. The design of the building is similar to that of the Spanish colonial era houses. Visit this museum to get a glimpse of Philippine economic history.

Dinagyang Festival

Dinagyang festival is one of the biggest festivals in the Philippines. Living in your One Spatial Iloilo condo lets you enjoy this festival yearly without the hassle of extended travel time. This festival is celebrated every 4th Sunday of January. The festival honors Santo Niño. The festivities include a street dance with live drums and shouts devoted to the child Jesus. Both men and women that are part of the festival paint themselves in a rich brown color resembling the Ati natives. 

There are three main events during the Dinagyang Festival. The first day marks a procession from the San Jose Parish Church. The image of Santo Niño is then brought to the Iloilo river and back to the church. The next event of the festival is the Kasadyahan Festival. Towns all over Iloilo portray their local beliefs and unique culture through a street dance competition. The last event is the Dinagyang Ati Atihan competition. Participants are painted in rich colors dancing to the fast beat of the drums and intricate choreography.

The street dancing shows the depth of Iloilo culture through swift movement and intense energy. Spectators are awed by the raw energy and emotion of each dance exhibit. This is a must-see when you’re in Iloilo. 

Miagao Church UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Miagao church is a baroque fortress that was first constructed in 1787. Over the years, it has received significant damage, but Iloilo has continued to make an effort to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of a baroque structure in the Philippines. The church is made with yellowish brown limestone and adobe materials. The church’s foundation is 6 meters deep, and the walls are 1.5 meters wide. 

Visit this site if you’re on a religious pilgrimage or you want to see a well-preserved baroque structure locally. 

Concepcion Island Hopping

Concepcion is a hidden gem in Iloilo. It has one of the most scenic landscapes in the whole province. There are three islands here that are a must to visit if you love the sun, sand, and sea. 

Bulobadiangan Island is one of the islands you can visit. It has a long white sandbar that stretches from the north end of the island. The shallow waters of this island make it relatively easy and safe to swim in. You can enjoy the beautiful corals and the creamy white sand against the lush greens surrounding the island. If you like waiting for the sunrise or the sunset, this island gives you one of the best views you can get locally. 

Agho Island also has a sandbar similar to Bulobadiangan Island. It’s nothing short of stunning sites and exquisite natural beauty. If you’re tired of seeing sand, you can also explore the unique rock formations in Agho Island. 

Key Takeaway

While living in your condo for sale in Iloilo, why not take a chance to visit the wonderful destinations the province has to offer? It’s the perfect mixture of fun and history all located in one convenient destination that is accessible and easy to travel to. Have fun and explore Iloilo today.