Museo Iloilo


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. It also has treasure plucked from sunken ships and jewellery unearthed from Spanish burial sites.

The museum is moving next door some time in 2017, on the site of the former provincial jail.

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Nearby Iloilo attractions

2. City Hall

0.73 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…

4. Iloilo Esplanade

1.05 MILES

This riverside walkway is a credit to the city, which had to move mountains to build it. It's 1.3km long, made of brick paving stones, and for pedestrians…

5. Nelly's Garden

1.13 MILES

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

7. St Anne's Church

1.66 MILES

This historic neo-Gothic church is interestingly sometimes referred to as 'the feminist church' because there are only sculptures of female saints on…

8. Jaro Belfry

1.66 MILES

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