Camiña Balay nga Bato | Things to do
A heritage of the past that has been well-maintained up to the present time, Camiña Balay nga Bato remains as one of the most popular landmarks in Iloilo City. The compound still serves as home to the 4th generation of Melocoton-Avancena clan. Upon entering the ancestral site, antique and souvenir boutique called Lola Rufina’s Heritage Curio Shop, would welcome guests with local handicrafts and even spices. Saints carved in red stones, paintings, tskoloteras, and textile pride hablon and sinamay are just some of the rare items can be bought here. Its grand staircase, where guests are instructed to climb up sideways, shows Spanish century interiors and architecture. As soon as guests reach the second floor, a scent of nostalgia would come in with the sight of oratorio or prayer corner, grand sala, and dining hall. After an hour of touring around, the best part to end the visit is to have a taste of its popular Molo soup and Tsokolate E.
Address: Villa, Arevalo, Iloilo City, Iloilo
Business hours: 8am - 6pm
Entrance fee: Php 150/person : House Tour with Tsokolate Php 200/person : House Tour with Tsokolate and Pancit Mo