Information about Hofilena Heritage House
Hofilena Heritage House
The Hofileña Heritage House belongs to one of the principal families of Silay City, which was once called the “Paris of Negros.” The ancestral residence in Negros Occidental has since become a repository of fine and rare art collections of the Hofileñas.
The house, formally known as the Manuel Severino Hofileña Heritage House, was built in 1934. The home was built by Manuel for his wife Gilda Hojilla, a former Miss Silay, and their nine children.
The Hofileña Heritage House is a stone house or “bahay na bato,” just like most houses built in Silay City from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. The house boasts a private art collection that includes the works of Juan Luna, Felix Resurrecion Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo, Ang Kiukok, Vicente Manansala, and Benedicto Cabrera or BenCab. Alongside these works of master artists is a sketch of Jose Rizal done while he was still a young student.
Tickets and entry
The entrance fee for the Manuel Severino Hofileña Heritage House is PhP60 per adult. Students get a discount and only need to pay PhP30.
Best time to visit
You may visit the Hofileña Heritage House year-round, but if you want to explore the rest of Silay and Negros Occidental, it is best to visit during the dry months from December to May.