Malay, Spanish, American and Filipino influences mingle on the streets of Iloilo City, a vibrant patchwork of towns in the central Philippines. It’s a busy regional hub for all kinds of trade, where welcoming locals take great pride in their city.
Things to do in Iloilo City
A unique attraction in Iloilo City, St. Anne’s Parish Church is a relatively modern building, but it has two remarkable features. Firstly, it is built from coral, not stone. Secondly, all the statues inside are of female saints.
Shoppers can flock to SM Mall, Iloilo City’s largest shopping complex. There are huge numbers of big brands here, as well as department stores and a large food court. The air conditioning inside is always welcome on a hot, humid day.
Getting around Iloilo City
There’s stiff competition between the formal and informal public transport systems in Iloilo City. Buses run back and forth from five major terminals, but just as many passengers use the jeepneys which run along fixed routes. For a quick way to get from point A to B, metred taxis and auto-rickshaws are everywhere.