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Camina Balay nga Bato

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Address: 20 Osmena Street | Arevalo, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5000, Philippines
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A Trip Into Iloilo's History

This is on of the places that non-locals of Iloilo must visit. This is one of the oldest houses in the city and also one that is well-maintained despite being such a tourist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is on of the places that non-locals of Iloilo must visit. This is one of the oldest houses in the city and also one that is well-maintained despite being such a tourist attraction. Always check their afternoon snacks especially their tsokalate eh!

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the chance to visit Camina Balay Nga Bato, and i must say that the place is really worth visiting. A 5-minute video clip of the history of the place is shown and tour of the house follow. You will be ushered in to the 46 degrees steeply inclined staircase where the Illustrados during the Spanish regime pass. Beside... More 

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1 Thank Lenore B
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i have heard a lot about Balay nga Bato from friends and family. When I finally went there, I was so pleased with what they have done to the place. They have preserved and documented it. I really hope that they would be able to sustain the initiative.

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1 Thank Green S
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

the house is really nice to see, they really maintain it well, even the owner are still living there, they even have a video to introduce the place, and serve a very good native chocolate, altho charge 150 for the tour.

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1 Thank friendlyguy78
Iloilo City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The experience of visiting an old house was quite refreshing. Connecting with the past; and giving value to old, worn out, & outdated fixtures make one understand how time has evolved so fast. I'd recommend this trip to visitors, it is equally educational & enjoyable.

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Thank gila1006
Ajax, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a must to see when in Iloilo. This will bring you back in time, P150 PP entrance that is all worth it with the experience and tour you get. They will serve a freshly made hot chocolate, very rich and tasty. The house has nostalgia with Spanish influenced furnishings and other memorabilia that will bring you back in... More 

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1 Thank comp-aliance
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My cousins planned this visit to Balay na Bato as this was my first trip to Iloilo, my late father's birthplace. I was excited to discover local cultural and historical places and this was one of the highlights of my Iloilo adventure. The tour guide was knowledgeable and accessible - the house was well loved - and the buffet that... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were very lucky because we met the proprietor of the place during our visit. She actually lives there. At the start, we watched a interest short clip about the ancestral home. Then there was a short tour from a personnel, then we got to walk around on our own. The best part was when we had the tsokolate with... More 

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1 Thank Sharon Ann C
Iloilo City, Philippines
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Blast from the past house, heritage Ilonggo cuisine, Old Spanish elite ambiance, antique pieces, enjoyable afternoon in genteel Iloilo. The tsokolate de baterol is heaven in a cup!

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting restaurant I visited yesterday. It is located on the upper floor of an old colonial houses . There is traditional weaving performed downstairs. Many artefacts adorn the wall and objects from every day life through the the last century are dotted here and there. There is a short video on the history of the house... More 

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