|Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary|
With a few hours to spare before my flight back to Manila, I spent those hours wandering around Iloilo City proper. It is my first time here eventhough just in-trasitu, so it is a good idea to check out the place.
|Jesus Takes The Wheel|
|Beautiful Ceiling Art|
The Jaro subburb is located north of Iloilo proper. It is barely five minutes via jeepney ride from the downtown. It is home to a number of ancestral homes and impressive churches including the oldest church of Panay - The Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral. It was built in 1864 and was visited by Pope John Paul VI who conducted a mass in 1982.
Its patron saint is The Lady of the Candles known also as Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. The 400-year-old shrine of the Lady of the Candles is perched on a glass encased shrine carved out of the facade and can be seen face-to face via climbing the Cathedral's front steps.
|Jaro Cathedral Belfry|
Across the Church is Jaro's Belfry Plaza dominated by the Belfry Tower, a lonely old figure standing high and handsome on the edge of the square. On the center is the statue of Rizal with its hand pointing to high heavens.
|Rizal in the Park|