Information about Nelly Garden Mansion
Nelly Garden Mansion
Nelly Garden Mansion, also known as The Lopez Heritage House, is a national historic house constructed in 1928 by Ilonggo politician Don Vicente Lopez and his wife, Doa Elena Hofilea, in Jaro, Iloilo City. The mansion is known as the "Queen of Heritage Houses in Iloilo" due to its opulent architecture that highlights the province's aristocratic past. In March 2004, the National Historical Institute, designated it as a National Historical Landmark. The mansion was named after the couple's eldest daughter, Nelly Lopez y Hofilea.
The mansion hosted banquets and meetings with governor-generals from the Philippines, including Frank Murphy and Teddy Roosevelt Jr., Thailand's Prince Chupra, former first lady Imelda Marcos, and late president Cory Aquino during its lifespan. Public tours and activities are available for the home and its 9.9 acres of property.
How to get there
Nelly Garden may be found in Jaro, Iloilo. It is easily accessible via taxi and jeepney.
Best time to visit
The heritage house is open to the public during weekdays, from 8 AM to 5 PM.