See a different side of Iloilo as you take a spine-chilling tour around the city’s age-old houses and historical landmarks. If you’re a thrill-seeker and adventurous type of traveler who fears nothing and wants to discover the town’s mysteries, then this trip is a definite must-book.
After your guide picks you up within Iloilo City, you will be taken to you first stop, Casa Real, the old provincial capitol building of Iloilo during the Spanish era. Built in 1840, this historic establishment was also used by the Japanese forces during the Second World War.
From there, you will be heading to the century-old provincial jail of Iloilo that has now been transformed into a museum. This former penitentiary, which dates back to 1911, now houses five galleries showcasing the history of Western Visayas.
After exploring the museum, you will learn about peculiar encounters in Iloilo’s heritage houses, one of which is the Eusebio-Villanueva mansion. This well-preserved house is located close to many government offices like the Provincial Capitol. Within four kilometers from the mansion is another ancestral home, the Sanson y Montinola Mansion also known as Antillan House. This beautiful heritage house can turn into a spooky destination at night with its hallways and antique furniture that have not been touched for years.
From there, you will be visiting the Jaro Cathedral. Built in 1864, this Baroque-style church with gothic elements will surely look more haunting at night. You will also hear more fascinating stories as you visit the American Cemetery of Iloilo. It is believed that the cemetery was developed as a burial ground for Americans in the province during the latter part of the American occupation. After ghost hunting in the cemetery, you will take a trip down memory lane with the 215-year old Casa Mariquit. Dinner will be served to you before you return home.
Experience the mysterious side of Iloilo with this exciting Mystery House tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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