Marble Workshops | Things to do in Romblon-Romblon
|Open:||7am - 4pm|
|Address:||Brgy. Poblacion,, Romblon, Romblon|
The marble quarry defines the island of Romblon and there are many quarry sites high in the mountains that seem to have an endless supply of marble. Under the green lush surroundings and dirt reveals the island’s hidden gem showing the beautiful marble mountain. Big blocks of the mineral are cut down to smaller pieces. Mining for marble provides livelihood to many families in the island, especially those living on the foothills.
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.
Romblon’s marble tour is a learning excursion to one of the Philippines’ top exports. Near the port you’ll find the Marble Shopping Center, an alley lined with several marble shops. The products here are affordable, carved from high quality marble. They range from keychains and pendants to large tables and scuptures. Some stores are a treat, exhibiting the art of marble carving.
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
Turtle Cove Island Resort Marine & Turtle Sanctuary, is one only of a very few places in the Philippines, where others as well as ourselves, are trying to preserve & protect the few remaining Coral Reefs, & Marine Life, Reef Fish, Sea Turtles, Rare Fan Back Lizards, Crab Eating Monkeys, etc, for our children & generations to come.
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.