Marble Shopping Center | Things to do in Romblon-Romblon
|Open:||5am - 5pm|
|Address:||Brgy. Poblacion, Romblon, Romblon|
Catedral de San Jose is the oldest Catholic church in Romblon province. It was declared a National Cultural Treasure in 2001. Among Spanish churches in the country, the cathedral stands out because of its copper bell, which sits on top of the reconstructed tower. Catedral de San Jose was built by Recollect Fathers in the 15th century, following a cruciform design. Its unique features include its marble retablos, religious paintings, antique icons, and coral-bricked walls. The stained-glass windows and Byzantine altar house the Nuestra Señor Sto. Niño de Romblon, which went missing for 22 years until 2013.
The quaint town proper of Romblon is like the Calle Crisologo of Ilocos Sur but is full of life. It is a trip down the memory lane while cruising the present. The town’s antique houses reveal the social classes in the past. Powerful families like the Madrona, Fiagao, and Fabella have adorable ancestral homes, while other families have maintained their nipa huts and tree houses.
Best visited at sunset, this newly restored Spanish fort looks over the town and the harbor, as well as the gorgeous bay and nearby islands. Going up this fort takes around 120 steps, followed by a pathway adorned with various marble artworks and mosaics. Restored to its original state after years of neglect, it is one of the twin forts, each sitting on two opposite hills overlooking the port of Romblon. Fuerza de San Andres initially served as the town’s fort to prevent invasion of the moros and pirates that roam the waters.
Things to do nearby
- Join Romblon’s marble tour, a learning excursion to one of the Philippines’ top exports
- Experience hassle free transfers from the pick up point to the marble quarries
- Enjoy a relatively easy walk to the marble quarry sites, access to these sites are easy and accommodate frequent visitors
- See workers breaking down marble from the bedrocks of mountains
- Watch artisans up close as they carve large slabs of marble into beautiful sculptures
- Check out the top-quality marble products in shops near the port
Where to stay
Romblon Fun Divers & Inn is located in the middle of Romblon's Promenade. Only a few meters away from Romblon Plaza, Local & International Restaurants, Fort San Andres, the Marble Factories and the Pier. All Rooms have a powerful and silent Airconditioning, Hot Shower with Shampoo & Shower Gel amenities, Towels and Bedsheets. From here you can explore a myriad of Land & Island attractions and Scuba Diving activities.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Romblon. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Getting there and around
Brgy. Poblacion, Romblon, RomblonGet directions