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This is the place where you will see the past at present. The collections of VP Lopez and Dona... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DocHLagon
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Iloilo City, Philippines
A Thrilling experience for the adventure seekers of the 3rd kind

This house offers more than just history but a haunting experience. Mingle with the spirits freely... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Walter_triccie_reese
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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Santa Isabel Street | Jaro, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5000, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Local Sight Seeing, Very nice explanation, good to see an old house, Staff is friendly to take pictures.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place where you will see the past at present. The collections of VP Lopez and Dona Mariquit are very interesting physical witnesses of the illustrados of the past and their roles in the “development” of Iloilo in the past century,

Thank DocHLagon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

200 years old house!!and still standing like a brave woman of the past. This house is full of history and elegance, the interiors are still intact and usable, quite creepy with the stories told by the tour guide, the facade is not super amazing but...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This house offers more than just history but a haunting experience. Mingle with the spirits freely roaming the mansion in broad day light and they are inside and out. Shivers will go up your spine as you enter the prayer room where the resident spirits...More

3  Thank Walter_triccie_reese
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This lovely ancestral home offers Dinner Buffets but you have to be at least 10 persons in your group. We were only 4 so felt sad that we can't experience this. Luckily I saw that they have a booking that evening so I immediately seized...More

3  Thank esmodes
Reviewed 2 March 2018

A house with a rich history. Too many things happened that I can't put in words, but if you ever get a chance to visit this place after sunset, I swear you'll not regret it. Ask for a basement tour if you can.

1  Thank RicaMY
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This was the last stop of our whirlwind tour of Iloilo City, courtesy of our history buff friend Adrian. It was late in the afternoon and we were allowed to enter almost every room of the ancestral home of the Javellana-Lopez family, reputed to be...More

1  Thank ChaoSev
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Caretaker Bonbon charges 50 pesos (no sign found) per person for a tour and enjoys taking pictures. He took great pleasure showing illusions and regaling us with stories. The home is well maintained and took several hours to explore! Definitely a must for those who...More

Thank Dr_DGA2017
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Casa Mariquit is considered as the oldest heritage house in Iloilo City. Yes, there are many heritage houses in the city, not all of them open to the public, unfortunately. This one is open to visitors daily from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The main...More

1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 2 July 2017

built by the banker Ramon Javellana for his granddaughter Maria "Mariquit" Javellana more than 200 years ago, this heritage house is owned by the Javellana-Lopez Family. this was once the home of former vice president Fernando Hofilena-Lopez, Sr. and his wife Mariquit. if you are...More

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Response from XtinaNovember | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open. Btw, I visited the place on Good Friday and it's open.
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Response from stacey k | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I don't have their contact number. We just went to the place early in the morning and called out to whoever was inside (the caretaker, apparently) and we were warmly accommodated. Try visiting it. It's a house rich... More
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