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Address: Santa Isabel Street | Jaro, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5000, Philippines

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Good for those who likes to explore the history of Iloilo..

A 300 yr old house owned by former vice president Lopez and his wife Mariquit.. it's like going back through time for it's full of historic portraits and paintings as well as old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2017
Arj H
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the house is own by the family wife side of former vice president lopez, it is well maintain, have fee to go in for the tour and maintenance, old memorabia of the vice president can be found.

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Thank friendlyguy78
Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

A 300 yr old house owned by former vice president Lopez and his wife Mariquit.. it's like going back through time for it's full of historic portraits and paintings as well as old stuff like Phonograph (and century old telephones).. It's nice to have some pictures on some parts of the house especially on the basement (where it's a bit... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Enjoyed my tour of this place by the caretaker Bon Bon. Felt very authentic. Tour is free, but I gave the caretaker P100 ($2USD) to show us around and he seemed happy with that amount.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I arrived without prior notice and Bobo, the caretaker, dropped what he was doing to show me around. This is the home of the wife of a past Fiipino vice-president, and he lived here for several years. Bobo happily took a picture of me sitting at the VP's desk. An interesting place and I am glad I went.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

this place exudes grace. And I am so happy that it was restored. I just hope that real people will reside here since the feel of a lived in place is different. .

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Thank Green S
Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The caretaker of this house will really let you see the house. There are no forbidden areas. We got to roam every room in the house. And get this, Kuya even showed us the famiyl vaults and the tunnel. Note: The tunnel has been closed due to snakes but the entrance is still there.

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Thank Joanna L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Apart from occasional paint jobs, this house has withstood the test of time and preserved the history of the family. The caretaker shares a lot of interesting tidbits and takes great photos as well. Entrance fee is 50 pesos, but you wouldn't feel bad about giving the caretaker 100 or 150 for the wonderful tour and his in-depth knowledge of... More 

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Thank stacey k
Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a great place to check out for a good glimpse of how the upper class of Iloilo lived. The interiors are well preserved. The people manning the short tour were interesting, and knows their stuff well. Great trivia about the place and the people too.

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Thank aimacarmela
Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you have time to take a look into Lopez family's prestige, spend an hour or less at Casa Mariquit. The structure is built in bricks and molave and the olden pieces of furniture are amazing.

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Thank May F
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

As you open the portals of this house, you will think of the Hacienderos and Hacienderos of the colonization period. The house is made of hard woods with ancient designs and carvings. The place was owned by former Vice President of the Philippines Fernando Lopez . The house will really remind you of the rich cultural heritage of the ilustrados.

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