Jaro Cathedral | Ilo-Ilo City

Jaro Cathedral
Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral is another example of the historical baroque architectures in the country. Built in 1864 by the order of Mariano Cuartero, who is the first bishop of Jaro. In 1948, this structure was destroyed by earthquake and was restored in 1956 by the order of the first archbishop Jose Ma. Cuenco.

Jaro Cathedral
The famous orator, Graciano Lopez Jaena was baptized in this church. In 1976, this church was proclaimed as Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute.

Jaro Belfry
JARO BELFRY - This structure was built in 1744 by the Spaniards as a religious place and served as a watchtower by the armies. It was heavily damaged by earthquake, but few decades later it was reconstructed. This was part of my Solo-Backpacking in Negros.