Church of San Diego


On the main road through town, the silver-domed, Romanesque Church of San Diego (1927) is topped by a crucifix that, when lit at night, is visible far out to sea. Don't miss the garden set in the adjacent ruins of the previous church, which houses an attractive prayer room screened with capiz windows.

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1. Silay Museum


Start your tour with this well-done, succinct overview of the town's history, using models, gowns from the sugar era and vintage photos of historic homes.

2. Bernardino Jalandoni Ancestral House

0.14 MILES

Known as the 'Pink House' (1908), this museum looks like the owner left yesterday. In the back room are old photos of beauty-pageant winners from the…

3. Hofileña Heritage House

0.16 MILES

This stately house contains an astonishing private art collection, as well as antiques belonging to one of Silay's principal families. The house is owned…

4. Balay Negrense Museum

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Also known as the Victor Gaston Ancestral Home (1898), this hardwood home has the most photogenic exterior of any house in Silay. The house has been…


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Set on lovely manicured grounds surrounded by sugar plantations, the RUINS is an early-20th-century Italianate mansion originally built by a local sugar…

6. Capitol Park & Lagoon

8.71 MILES

The city's central gathering place is worth a stroll, particularly on weekends when it's a popular picnic spot. Bring some food for the resident tilapia.

7. Negros Museum

8.76 MILES

Houses an eclectic collection, from a room dedicated to the sugar industry to one containing toys from around the world. Don't miss the fake cannons used…