One of the top tourist destinations in Iloilo City is the lovely ancestral home known as Camiña Balay Nga Bato. It was constructed between 1860 and 1865, and its name means “home beside the river.” Previously, it served as Fernando Avancena and Eulalia Abaja’s modest home. The house’s design was inspired by the bahay kubo. Although there have been upgrades and alterations over the years, the house itself has endured.
For those who enjoy all things retro, the house is a visual treat. There are altars, pottery, relics, ancient furniture, and old pictures. Weavers utilize looms on the bottom level to create fabrics that will be sold at the home. Additionally, handicrafts including shawls, patadyongs, and slippers are available for purchase.
Best time to visit
Opening hours for Camia Balay Nga Bato are 8 AM to 5 PM. Since it’s an indoor site, you can go there any time of year, but keep in mind that the typhoon season typically lasts from June to August. Visit Iloilo City and Camiña Balay Nga Bato in early January to experience the city’s renowned Dinagyang Festival.
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