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Monday, December 7, 2009

Heritage Houses of Arevalo


Arevalo is known as Iloilo city's garden district and the province's flower capital. It's old Spanish name was 'Villa Rica de Arevalo' which means that it is amongst the most important Hispanic settlements in the country. Here also lies the third oldest Sto. NiƱo in the Philippines, one of the city's oldest traditional weaving centres and many of the city's last well preserved colonial houses.
These colonial houses are fine examples of a typical hispanic house or 'Bahay na Bato' wherein the lower half is built of hewn stone or baked bricks while the upper part is built of strong wood.
A trip to Arevalo will not only make you adore it's flower filled streets or it's notable seaside restaurants but in some way, it will make you realize that a 'Once a upon a time' drama did exist along it's peaceful and historic streets like the rest of the city themselves.

16 comments:

Friendzworld said...

hi friend thanks for sharing this..
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Chyng said...

Hi! I have a question. I'll be coming from Roxas City. How can I get to Isla de Gigantes, Carles? Is this by boat or by land? How many hours?

Thank you!

iloilo onfoot said...

@Chyng
hello sorry for this late reply.
I actually have never been to Isla Gigantes but I know you have to travel by land to reach Carles and then by boat to reach Isla Gigantes.

It will atke you about 4-5 hours to reach the town of Carles from Iloilo.

If you need more information please contact or visit http://www.exploreiloilo.com
since the owner of that travel blog has gone to Gigantes already.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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skud said...

Hidlaw na ko sa Iloilo ah,though Ive been away for merely 3 years, lots of progressive changes already especially in the city. Ive heard of the Iloilo blvd along the river and also the 2nd flyover.. thnks

yanilea said...

I heard that Ilo-ilo's food is amazing but I never tried it in my life. I wish we had a restaurant that offers Ilo-ilo's food here in our City.

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Anonymous said...

Splitting hairs: is all Antillean-style architecture Hispanic? Not really. Call the bahay na bato Spanish era houses na lang, because the genre is not exclusively Hispanic.