Madge Coffee | Things to do in Iloilo City-Iloilo
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|Address:||Lapaz Public Market Cor. Rizal-Huervana Streets, Lapaz, Iloilo City, Iloilo|
The warm, sweet scent of freshly made barquillos would always welcome patrons and guests of De Ocampo’s, a renowned house of Ilonggo delicacies since 1896. What many people don’t know is that this staple pasalubong actually began as a mere food experiment. Adding sugar and milk to “ostya” leftover, Jose and Bessie De Ocampo made a recipe that lasted through the years.
Other best sellers include toasted mammon, their version of biscocho, and pasencia. But they also offer a non-baked good that sells out quickly: the De Ocampo siopao.
One of the most popular sites in Jaro, Iloilo is the grand Beaux Art mansion built in 1928—the Nelly Gardens. Its gate serves as the entrance to the celebrated past, while the lush garden area creates the perfect preview to the tall white mansion hailed as Iloilo’s Queen of Heritage Houses. Its garden area and the La Joya Hall have been repurposed and now serve as event venues. Interested parties can avail of the mansion tour (minimum of 5 persons).
Iloilo River’s Wharf, also known as Muelle Loney, has become a place of solace, especially for the locals, after a long tiring day. Here, pedestrians come and go; visitors find peace in watching the city skyline and the river current; and the sunset looks magnificent. From 1700s to 1800s, the area was developed to export textile to Manila, hence becoming an economic center since the early times. Today, it still stands as a great source of income for both local and foreign investments.
Where to stay
Experience the European ambiance and cuisine of Casa La Granja, a beautiful Spanish colonial villa, built at the edge of Lapaz, Iloilo City.The villa offers to its guests twelve luxurious rooms and suites overlooking the courtyard, with a fountain surrounded by a garden full of flowers and citrus blooms. The hotel has a fine gourmet restaurant, ballroom, a fashionable boutique that carries designer brands, and a swimming pool. All rooms are fully air conditioned with private toilet and bath, hot and cold shower, cable TV, and wireless internet. Our five suites have spacious terraces and bathtubs.
Strategically located at H. Montinola Corner Muelle Loney St.,Brgy. President Roxas, Iloilo City, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.
Strategically located at General Luna St., Iloilo City, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.
Getting there and around
Lapaz Public Market Cor. Rizal-Huervana Streets, Lapaz, Iloilo City, IloiloGet directions