Iloilo City is a beautiful place to visit anytime of the year, though you might want to time your visit during the holiday season when the city comes alive with a burst of lights from the business establishments and schools laden with plenty of Christmas lights and festive ornaments.
Iloilo City features several admirable ancestral and heritage houses, many of which date back more than a century ago. These beautiful homes showcase the period they were constructed in, providing tourists a glimpse of the past, including sharing a period of history we could not reclaim anymore.
“Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land's inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery.”
― Wendell Berry, Bringing it to the Table: Writings on Farming and Food
A visit to Iloilo City or anywhere else, for that matter, is never complete without a tour of the city and its stunning attractions. The city has its fair share of landmarks and tourist spots, including the grand Jaro Cathedral, also known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles and formally as the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral.