Information about Molo Mansion
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The Molo Mansion, also known as the Yusay-Consing Mansion, is one of the most outstanding historical homes in the Philippines. Among its most notable features are its high ceilings, Neoclassical balustrades, and decorative carvings. It stands across the town plaza and St. Anne Parish Church in the Molo district. The mansion was constructed in the 1920s and was first occupied by Dona Petra Lacson, who married Estanislao Yusay, Manila's judge of the Court of First Instance at the time. They eventually welcomed ten children together.
After the family moved out of the mansion, former Iloilo governor Timoteo Consing Sr. lived in the house. Over the years, the house also hosted two Philippine Presidents, Manuel L. Quezon and Sergio Osmena, during their official trips to Iloilo. Unfortunately, the house was neglected years after but was restored by a private company after it was bought from the Consing family in 2014. Since its restoration, the mansion has been turned into a heritage museum with a souvenir shop that sells local products and delicacies as well.
Best time to visit
It's recommended to visit the mansion in the dry season, which is usually from December to May. Visiting during this season will allow you to get a more picturesque view of the house's exterior and gardens. The mansion is open to the public every day from 8 AM to 10 PM.