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  • ST. JOHN OF SAHAGUN PARISH CHURCH in Tigbauan, Iloilo is of Mexican plateresque architectural style. The present church was built under the supervision of Father Fernando Martin in 1867. In 1994, under the direction Rev. Fr. EleuterioRojo Carton, the interior of the church was renovated with a wide array of carefully laden tiles mosaics.
  • ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA PARISH church in Miagao, Iloilo of Baroque-Romanesque architectural style. The present church is the third structure built in 1786 and completed in 1797. Made from huge stone blocks quarried in SitioTubog, its native façade is a unique explosion of botanical motif: coconut, banana, papaya tree and a stylized guava tree. In Febraury 16, 1963 a historical marker by the National Historical Institute was placed on the church declaring it as a National Shrine. In 1993 it was included in the World Heritage List, the only one in the Visayas and Mindanao.
  • ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE PARISH church in Guimbal, Iloilo is a Baroque architectural style. The present church was reconstructed under the supervision of Father Jose Oranguren in 1893.
  • BANTAYAN, Guimbal, Iloilo was built sometime in the 18th century. The town has four such towers that remain to this day. The most popular towers are in the Barangays of Tuguisan, C. Colon and Pescadores.
  • RUINS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH Church in Igbaras, Iloilo was constructed in 1784 under the supervision of Rev. Father Juan Aguado. The materials used were quarried from the mountains of Igbaras. ST. ANTHONY THE ABBOT PARISH Church in Tubungan, Iloilo is of Romanesque architectural style. The presntchrush was built in 1844 under the supervision of Father Luis Toro.
  • TAYTAY BONI in Barangay Igtuba, Miagao, Iloilo is an old stone bridge about a kilometer away from the poblacion. It was named after BoniNeular, the construction foreman and major carpenter, it was constructed in 1854.
  • ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF SAN JOAQUIN in San Joaquin, Iloilo is of Baroque architectural style. The only militaristic church in the country, it was declared as a Historical Landmark in 1974.
  • ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY OF SAN JOAQUIN in San Joaquin, Iloilo is of Neo-Gothic architectural style. It was built in 1892 under the leadership of Father Mariano Wamba.
  • SANTA MONICA PARISH Church in Pavia, Iloilo is of Romanesque-Byzantine architectutal style. The original church was built under the supervision of Father PolicarpioMinayo sometime in 1864-1873.
  • ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA PARISH Church in Leon, Iloilo is of Doric and Byzantine architectural style. The present church was constructed around 1876 after the original town site in Camando was transferred to its present site in 1863.
  • SANTA BARBARA CHURCH AND CONVENT in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo is of Baroque-Renaissance architectural style. The present church was constructed in 1849 under the supervision of Father Francisco Agueria and was finished by Father Calixto Fernandez in 11878.
  • ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA PARISH Church in Alimodian, Iloilo is of Baroque architectural style. The present church was built on the same fountain with the old church. It was under the supervision of father Florencio Martin in 1859.
  • ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE PARISH Church in Cabatuan, Iloilo is of Neo-Classical architectural style. The present church was constructed in 1834 under the supervision of Father Ramon Alquezar. It was finished by Father Manuel Ruiz in 1866 using bricks.
  • CABATUAN ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY in barangay banguit, Cabatuan, Iloilo is a four hectare perfectly square shaped cemetery constructed in 1886 under the supervision of father Manuel Gutierrez in 1890.
  • ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY OF JANIUAY in janiuay, Iloilo is a Gothic architectural style. It was constructed in 1874 under the supervision of father Fernando Llorente and was finished in November 20, 1884.
  • RUINS OF SAN JULIAN PARISH Church in Janiuay, Iloilo is of Neo-Classical architectural style. The present church was constructed under the supervision of Father Miguel Carod who served the parish from 1830-1871.
  • JAPANESE EMPLACEMENT TOWERS in Janiuay, Iloilo stands in the both ends of the Janiuay Bridge. It is about seven meters high and five meters in circumference are made of solid concrete. ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE PARISH Church in Lambunao, Iloilo is a Baroque architectural style. It was reconstructed to its present site and was officially inaugurated in 1883 and was finished in 1886 under the supervision of Father Manuel Castandiello.
  • LADY OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH Church in Calinog, Iloilo is a Baroque architectural style. The first church was reconstructed by Father Crescencio Bravo in 1874 and was inaugurated on September 27, 1883. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH Church in Dingle, Iloilo is of Filipino-Baroque architectural style. The present church was constructed under the supervision of father Juan fraile in 1829. Father Rafael Murillo supervised its completion between 1887-1893.
  • ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH Church in Dumangas, Iloilo is of Gothic architectural style. The present church was constructed under the supervision of Father Fernando Llorente in 1887 and finished by Father Rafael Murillo in 1896. It was declared as a National Landmark by the National Historical Institute.
  • RUINS OF FIRST STONE CHURCH IN PANAY in Barangay Ermita, Dumagas was built in 1569 by Capt. Luis de la Haya, together with Augustinian Father Juan de Alva. It was declared a National Landmark by the National Historical Institure.
  • ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA PARISH Church on Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo is of Neo-Classical architectural design. The present church was constructed under the supervision of Father Julian Yturiaga in 1876 and was finished in 1888 under the supervision of Father Calixto Gonzales.
  • ST. JEROME PARISH Church in Dueñas, Iloilo is of Baroque-Romanesque architectural style. The present church was constructed under the supervision of Father Nicolas Gallo in 1878.
  • SAN GUILLERMO PARISH Church in Passi City, Iloilo is a Baroque architectural style. The present church was reconstructed between 1821 and 1837. More construction was in 1856 by Father Pedro Ceberio and was finished in 1876.
  • ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH Church in Banate, Iloilo was built in 1870 under the supervision of father Eustaquio Torres.
  • PAROLA in Calabazas Island, Ajuy, Iloilo was listed among the 27 major Spanish lighthouses in the Philippines. The date given is 1894.
  • PAROLA in Isla Gigantes, Carles, dated 1895 is included as one of the major 27 Spanish lighthouse in the Philippines.
  • BUGNAYAN POINT MARINE SANCTUARY AND PARK in Barangays Lawigan-Igcadlum, San Joaquin, Iloilo is for quality diving and snorkeling activity. Most recognized landmark is its rock formations. For more information, please contact Mrs. ErlynAlunan, Municipal Tourism Officer at 09433964639.
  • KULIATAN MARINE SANCTUARY in Barangay Sinogbuhan, San Joaquin, Iloilo offers an assortment of year round water adventure that includes swimming, snorkeling, boating and diving. For more information, please contact Mr. George Mendoza at 09212609866.
  • HIBOTKAN ROCK SANCTUARY, Banate, Iloilo covers 25 hectares but only 1 hectare is exposed to the sun during low tide. Sixteen families of corals with 34 species are found in the area. For more information, please contact Honorable NorlynCabangan, SB Member on Tourism at 09085549021.
  • LHETZ SNORKEL AND DIVE CAMP (LSDC) in Barangay Cata-an, San Joaquin, Iloilo is ideal for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling. For more Information, please contact Mr. Abdon Santocildes at 09186033946.
  • CALABAZAS ISLAND,SitioNasidman, Ajuy, Iloilo is within the boundaries of a natural reserve. Its coastline has been turned into a sustainable protected marine park. For more information, please contact Ms. Jocelyn Maalat, Municipal Tourism Officer at 09177992521.
  • MARBUENA BEACH RESORT in Binongan-an Island, Ajuy, Iloilo boasts of white sand surrounding the island. It is home to birds and fruit bats and is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. For more information, please contact Ms. Jocelyn Maalat, Municipal Tourism Officer at 09177992521.
  • AGHO ISLAND, Conception, Iloilo is a secluded beach with white powdery sand and clear blue waters that is calm so the snorkeling condition is excellent here. For more information, please contact Mr. Augusto Familara, Municipal Tourism Officer-OIC at 09306514876.
  • SANDBAR ISLAND BEACH RESORT, Barangay Polopiña, SitioBulubadiangan, Conception, Iloilo attracts many visitors to its 200 meter sandbar in its white sand beach surrounded by clear blue waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling. For more information, please contact Mrs. Henrietta Eusala at 09106339915.
  • BARANGAY TAMBALIZA, Pan de Azucar Island, Conception, Iloilo is home to the majestic Mt. Manaphag. It has a golden sand beach that is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and boating activities. For more information, please contact Mr. Daryl Balogo at 09157224923.
  • BARANGAY TALOTO-AN, Pan de Azucar Island, Conception, Iloilo provides ample opportunity to relax in natural and secluded beauty in its beach, great place to get your toes wet or just watch the local kids play. For more information, please contact Mr. Augusto Familara, Municipal Tourism Officer-OIC at 09306514876.
  • BAGO SIPOL, Conception, Iloilo is a four-hectare privately-owned uninhabited island. Its serene beauty is astonishing and almost indescribable with its sparkling white sand. For more information, please contact Mr. Augusto Familara, Municipal Tourism Officer-OIC at 09306514876.
  • SANGGUTAN ROCKS RESORT, Barangay Polopiña, Conception, Iloilo is popular spot for snorkeling and swimming activities. Its resort is highly recommended to those who seek a better accommodation facility. For more Information, please contact Mr. Lester de Juan at 09297878618.
  • CABUGAO GAMAY ISLAND, Gigantes Island, Carles, Iloilo is one of the more popular island hideaways known for its laid-back ambiance with white sand and beautiful turquoise waters perfect for swimming. For more Information, please contactMrs. Marujaeyes at 09399212456. MAGALUMBI ISLAND, Barangay Tanao, Batad, Iloilo is a perfect snorkeling and swimming activities for visitors. Its turquoise waters and sunshine make it a perfect adventure destination. For more Information, please contact Hon. Ernesto Balida at 09193410068.
  • ANTONIA ISLAND, Barangay Gabi Gigantes Sur, Carles, Iloilo is a small Island of enormous beauty. It has white sand with crystal clear blue waters. It is a great destination for swimming and snorkeling. For more Information, please contact Mr. Joel Decano, Municipal Tourism Officer at 09184685006. TANGKE, Barangay Gabi Gigantes Sur, Carles, Iloilo is a hiddem salt water lagoon formed by a surrounding wall of granite monolithic cliffs. During low tide, the level of water also recedes but also rises when it is high tide. For more Information, please contact Mr. Joel Decano, Municipal Tourism Officer at 09184685006.
  • BANTIGUE SANDBAR, Barangay Gabi Gigantes Sur, Carles, Iloilo is known for its beautiful sandbar with popular water activities such as swimming and snorkeling. For more Information, please contact Mr. Joel Decano, Municipal Tourism Officer at 09184685006.
  • SITIO PULUPANDAN, Barangay Gabi, Carles, Iloilo is an islet unspoiled by pollution and tourism. The site is popular for diving, snorkeling and swimming. For more Information, please contact Mr. Joel Decano, Municipal Tourism Officer at 09184685006.
  • BARANGAY GINES-CALAMPITAO DIVE SITE in Miag-ao, Iloilo has a stone wall entrance to its 2-hectare coral reef with giant clams and variety of fish. The site is perfect for diving and snorkeling activities.
  • BARANGAY LANUTAN DIVE SITE in Miag-ao, Iloilo is a 4-hectare coral abundant with sea grass. The site is popular for diving and snorkeling activities.

 

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