Once Upon An Old House…

In Iloilo City in October this year, while looking for something to do on our first day, we took a shuttle van to Miag-ao Church, and then the old houses that are popular among travelers in the place. One of these is Casa Mariquit, the house of Maria Javellana-Lopez or Mariquit, wife of former Philippine vice-president Fernando Lopez Sr.

Casa Mariquit in Jaro City, Iloilo Province is the 200-year old house of the late Maria “Mariquit” Javellana-Lopez. Interestingly, it was both a bank and a house as her father was a banker.

The main door to Casa Mariquit shot from the inside with a view of what was once the main gate. The main gate is no longer being used. Visitors to the casa use the gate to parking area.

Wooden stair leading up to the second floor of Casa Mariquit.

Casa Mariquit’s dining hall with walls adorned beautifully by photos of the family in various frame sizes, plates, and others.

Appreciating the dining hall from another point inside.

No, not the living room — just a sala set inside one of the bedrooms. The bedroom has doors leading to the main sala and the dining hall.

Also posted @ Palawenya Photography FB Page https://www.facebook.com/PalawenyaPhotographybyTRFormoso

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