Navalas has the only heritage church on the island – quaint Spanish-era Navales Church (1880) is made of coral blocks blackened by the years. The much-photographed summer retreat of the wealthy López family, Roca Encantada (Enchanted Rock), lies nearby, just off Navalas beach. Navalas is a P400 tricycle ride from Jordan.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Panay attractions

2. City Hall

8.46 MILES

For the best view of the old city, climb to the roof above the 7th floor – ask the guard for permission. You'll be surprised how different it appears…

3. Museo Iloilo

8.64 MILES

Offers a worthwhile display on the indigenous Ati (Negrito) people and a collection of old pinya (pineapple fibre) weavings, for which the area is famous…

4. Nelly's Garden

9.01 MILES

Iloilo's most famous historic home resembles the White House. You'll need to give three days' notice of your visit.

7. Jaro Belfry

9.31 MILES

A lonely old figure standing high and handsome on the edge of Jaro's Belfry Plaza.

8. Casa Mariquit

9.34 MILES

A massive banyan tree looms atmospherically over the entrance to this grand home built in 1803 by Philippines VP Fernando Lopez (Mariquit was his wife's…