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.
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!
If you love old school churches, Iloilo has plenty of history for you to check out. Molo Church is my favorite... beautiful gothic architecture. As with a lot of churches and town squares, if you're a foreigner, beware of people who will try to swindle you into buying stuff. Innocent-looking kids and old ladies are especially good at this... before you know it you'll be walking away with a hundred pesos worth of rosaries.
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