Jaro Cathedral and the Belfry
Traffic was starting to grow and people are getting crowded. In the middle of the ride, we decided to walk and burn the remaining food we took during brunch at JD Bakeshop.
It was starting to rain and my head was about to spin. I usually get this weird headache everytime I get hit by rain. Due to this, I wasn't able to explore the place. This will definitely be one of the reasons why I will be going back to Iloilo.
The photo below is the Jaro Cathedral. It has a very unique structure...a very interesting one indeed.
According to the vendorI spoke to while I bought a candle, which I usually collect whenever I travel, the Church is about to celebrate 'Candelaria' in honor to Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles). Maybe that's the reason why the place was so crowded and there was a bazaar or ukay-ukay going on at the area.
The photo below is the Belfry of Jaro Cathedral. This structure has been existing since the 18th century and until now it still looks really good. Iloilo definitely paid close attention in maintaining this historical landmark.
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(Photos by Mark Gallardo)