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REGION 6 – WESTERN VISAYAS

The historical sites listed below are coded as follows:
(A) Prehistory
(B) Spanish Era
(C) War of Independence and U.S. Era
(D) Word War 11
(E) Modern Era

PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL SITES

AKLAN

FREEDOM SHRINE, Kalibo
- Dedicated to 19 brave martyrs of Aklan, who started the revolution against ma Spain. (C)

KALANTIAW SHRINE, Kalibo
- Dedicated to Rajah Kalantiaw who is remembered for his discipline and famous code. (A)

ANTIQUE

MALANDOG MARKER, Hamtic
- Marks landing site of 1 first Malayan settlers around 1200A.D. (A)

OLD WATCHTOWER, Libertad
- Served to warn natives of approaching pirates. (A)

CAPIZ

ROXAS BIRTHPLACE, Roxas City
- The two story hardwood and stone house of Manuel A. Roxas, the last President of the Commonwealths and the first President of the Republic of the Philippines. (E)

GUIMARAS

MacArthur WHARF, Buenavista
- Formerly known as Buenavista Wharf and built by Douglas MacArthurin in 1903. (C) 

ROCA ENCANTADA
- A summer house on a boulder by the sea, built by the Lopez family in 1910. (E)

ILOILO

FORT SAN PEDRO, lloilo City
- Built in early 1600's, the fort has suffered attacks by Dutch, British, American and Japanese Forces. (B)

ILOILO MUSEUM
- Showcases artifacts and ornaments of the pre-Spanish Era. (A)

JANIUAY CEMETERY, Iloilo City
– A famous Hispanic- Japanese Cemetery built of cut stone and fossil rock. (B)

PLAZA LIBERTAD, Iloilo City
- Marks the spot where Spanish Forces surrendered their last capital in the islands to the forces of General Martin Delgado. (C)

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

BALAY NEGRENSE MUSEUM, Silay
- Showcases the rich and lavish Antillan past of the province. (B)

BERNARDINO JALANDONI MUSEUM, Silay
- Built in 1917, then later converted into a family museum. (D)

NEGROS MUSEUM, Bacolod
- Showcases the important historical events, which made Negros the “sugar Bowl of the Philippines.'' (A/B/C/D/E)

SUGAR MUSEUM, Bacolod
- Traces the history of the most important industry in Negros. (E)

 

CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES

AKLAN

PINK SISTERS CONVENT, New Washington
- The facade, corridors and nuns' habituate all pink.

ANTIQUE

OLD HISPANO-FILIPINO CHURCH, Anini-y 
- Massive white coral building and the oldest church in the province.

CAPIZ

PAN-AY CHURCH
- Site of the largest bell in Southeast Asia.

GUIMARAS

AVE MARIA SHRINE Balaan Bukid, Jordan
– A pilgrimage site for Catholic devotees.

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

CHAPEL OF CARTWHEELS, Manapla
– Constructed using old cartwheels and other farm implements.

OUR LADY OF PEACE, La Carlota
- A century-old church of Romanesque design.

CHAPEL OF SANTA CLARA
- Features a mosaic of the Virgin Mary made up of 95, 000 polished shells.

SAN SEBASTIAN CATHEDRAL, Bacolod
- Made of coral stones from Guimaras and completed in 1886.

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CHURCH, Victorias
- Contains the famous mural, The Angry Christ.

VITO CHURCH, Sagay City
- Pilgrims flock to the Shrine of San Vicente del Ferrer.

ILOILO

MIAG-AO CHURCH
- A fortress-like construction, one of the most imposing in the Philippines.

MOLO CHURCH
- A unique construction using coral blocks.

SAN JOAQUIN CHURCH
- Features a huge relief of the historic battle between Christians and Moors at Tetuan in Spain.

JARO CATHEDRAL
- Seat of the Jaro Archbishop, embracing Western Visayas.

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