Third day of June when I went to Panay Island. I am so excited since its my first time to be in the place of famous Ati-Atihan Festival, freshest seafoods and more! and so I feast on photos I’ve taken during my 5- day visit. My first stop, Ilo-Ilo.
The Jaro Cathedral is the nest for the miraculous Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria. Stories from her miraculous apparitions and works magnets faithfuls to hail the lady. According to a story, the old marian image was caught floating in a river. The size of the image is as large as human foot. But the image gets bigger but the intricate details was there. Since then, the lady enthroned to the church and visited by the pieties.
Some saw the lady with a little boy bathing by her mother near the well at the side of the old belfry.
If you are on a budget trip, you can still be a tourist by visiting their museum for P50.00 entrance fee.
Stroll a bit from the corner, you can also take photos of their historical Capitol Edifice.
When it comes to pasalubong, try to visit Biscocho’s Haus.
And, your itinerary cannot be completed without paying a visit to their famous and royal streets of Calle Real!
There are more historical places to visit in Ilo-Ilo. Next stop on my next blog is Roxas City, Capiz!