Information about Casa de Real Iloilo
Casa De Real Iloilo
Casa de Real Iloilo, or the Old Capitol Building of Iloilo, is a historic landmark that served as a seat of power in the province during the Spanish colonial era. Construction of the Casa Real, or the Old Capitol Building, was initiated by former Iloilo governor Jose Maria Carles, who served from 1862 to 1867. The architecture of the building originally followed the format of the traditional Filipino "Bahay na Bato" as evident in its concrete ground floor and wooden upper floor, elaborate interior details, a grand staircase, and spacious halls.
Today, Casa de Real Iloilo sits in front of the new Iloilo Provincial Capitol, which was built in 2006. Following the construction of the new capitol, Casa de Real Iloilo has become a popular venue for private events such as parties and conferences.
Best time to visit
Casa de Real Iloilo is open to visitors all year round.