Another must see attraction in the town of San Joaquin, Iloilo is their Campo Santo or the chapel at a century-old Roman Catholic cemetery. Located on the national highway, it is just a few meters away from the town proper and the San Joaquin Church.
Sitting on a hill overlooking the sea, it is popular for its chapel with intricate baroque architecture with oriental influence. It is even made more attractive by the grand stone staircase approaching the beautiful chapel.
The chapel is made of white coral and fossil stones alternating with coral stone-red bricks. It is said to be used by the locals during the early days, to celebrate the holy mass before a burial.
Truly, the San Joaquin Cemetery is one of Iloilo's most prized gems.
How to get there
From Iloilo City, take a jeepney bound for San Joaquin or a Bus going to Antique. Just tell the driver to drop your off at San Joaquin’s “Patyo” or old Cemetery. Fare is around 60 pesos.
Happened last November 20-22, 2010, Ilo-ilo - Guimaras Adventure is a series of blog posts of my 3-day experience in these 2 lovely provinces in the Visayas. Discover the places we've been to, the people we met, the food we tasted and the experience we gained in this memorable adventure.
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