Information about General Luna Street
General Luna Street
General Luna Street in Iloilo City is a four-lane highway that runs from the provincial Capitol to the vicinity of Hotel del Rio. It is linked to Iznart Street in the east, which is linked to J.M. Basa Street. J.M. Basa Street, also known as Calle Real, was the core of Iloilo City when it was known as the commercial capital of Western Visayas.
It is named after the legendary General Antonio Luna, the brilliant military strategist of the Filipino Revolutionary Army who fought against the Spaniards and, later, the Americans. Prior to being named General Luna Street, it was said to have existed as early as the 18th century of Spanish rule. It linked the towns of Iloilo in the east and Molo in the west.
General Luna Street is also one of the largest and busiest streets in the city of Iloilo. This is due to the presence of large infrastructures and industries on both sides of the street. The street is also a major artery for commuting from Iloilo's central and southern cities.
The Provincial Capitol and the Atrium, St. Paul's Hospital, University of San Agustin, Philippine National Bank, John B. Lacson Maritime University, and Hotel del Rio are among the main institutions along its length. There are several buildings, a police headquarters, and other business and commercial enterprises in the city.
How to get there
You can ride a jeepney or tricycle going to this street if you are not going to travel via private transportation.
Best time to visit
You can visit this street anytime of day.