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Monday, July 20, 2009

Calle Santo Rosario: Iloilo's Heritage Street

Welcome to Santo Rosario street, one of the oldest and most historical avenues in city of Iloilo. Calle Santo Rosario is known for a number of Spanish Era houses that would welcome tourists whenever they would pass by or visit the coastal part of the city. Evident in their architectural forms, these houses typically shows what Iloilo streets looked long before war and modernization changed the humble city.
The street appears to be like a simpler and smaller version of Vigan's Calle Crisologo that is the most well preserved Spanish-Filipino village in all of the Philippines. Another feature that would delight tourists is that Calle Santo Rosario is located very near Plaza Libertad and San Jose Church which are perhaps the most popular tourist attractions in the downtown city. The street also leads to the ruins of Casino Espanol de Iloilo, one of the earliest social centers for Spanish Filipinos in the country.
What makes Calle Santo Rosario special is that, perhaps in the entire province, it has the most intact collection of heritage buildings dating from the Spanish rule to the American colonial period. It adds up as one of downtown Iloilo's historical points like Hughes Street and the famous Calle Real that is definitely touristy in their very own ways.

10 comments:

Neil said...

Nice shot, Gian! When I first saw the photo on SSC, I thought it was somewhere in Ortiz. Sa Sto. Rosario gali... :D

Bussiness said...

Hi Iloilo..nice to be here...can we ex Link..brother...Im from Indonesia...

tito said...

very nice, mybe next time or one days i will visit to Santo Rosario street :D

JM said...

I really like what time has done on these houses' look. Great shot, Giancarlo!

José Ramón said...

This last image Linda, Thanks for commenting on my image of sunflowers in fotoerase Greetings

Anonymous said...

I inclination not approve on it. I think nice post. Expressly the title-deed attracted me to be familiar with the intact story.

Anonymous said...

it's good you featured santo rosario...my home street, the Maravilla house still stands, biggest of them all, a quiet reminder of what once was will never be again...much like Iloilo.

Anonymous said...

Nice and thanks!

Paul Reyes said...

Ang balay namon sa 147 San Rafael St sang una,dumduman ko gid ang Sto. Rosario st

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