ADD TO LISTA modest number of travelers pay Iloilo a visit when traveling through the Philippines. Iloilo can be worth stopping by, as it has some nice churches and beaches. Its most popular attraction is the Dinagyang Festival. Take a moment to look over this Iloilo travel guide to see more things to see and do.
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Molo Church, a place to be visited.This Gothic-Renaissance-styled church made of coral rocks also called "women’s church" because of the presence of 16 images of women saints inside. At the centerpiece is the image of Sta. Ana, the patron saint of Molo. The most familiar sight associated with Iloilo is the Molo Church built in 1831. Its red spires and its structure sits on a platform high above the Molo plaza. The church is very sturdy and has survived fires, earthquakes, and artillery during World War II.A nice church to sit, relax, and pray.
Iloilo is the regional center of the Western Visayas region, as well as its economic center. Iloilo was historically one of the major agricultural centers of the Philippines, exporting sugar, copra, bananas, mangoes and other natural resources during the Spanish and American colonial periods. It is the ninth most populous city in the Philippines. Average population density is 5,981 people per square kilometer, one of the most dense in the country.
Never ever forget to taste a bowl of heaven on earth. Have a bowl of LAPAZ Batchoy. It's a stew with miki (noodles) and meat, innards, and what nots! And while you are at it, try the famous 'biscocho". A piece of toasted bread with caramelized milk. For the more adventurous, try the batchoy right at its best in the public market of Lapaz. I recommend Inggo's Batchoy over and above the well hyped and 'branded' Deco's or Ted's Old timer!
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