Best Places to Cry in Iloilo

Best Places to Cry in Iloilo City this Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether it is a broken heart or an empty wallet you wish to cry about, Iloilo City is rich with places that can help you get in touch with your feelings, drown your sorrows, and uplift your soul. Here are the best places to cry in Iloilo City this Valentine’s Day.

Iloilo River Esplanade

The Iloilo River Esplanade is an urban promenade and linear part, lining the Iloilo River. It stretches on both sides of the river, from Carpenter’s Bridge in Mandurriao and Molo to Drilon Bridge in Muelle Loney in Iloilo City Proper and Lapuz. It is the longest linear park in the country and was designed by landscape architect Paulo Alcazaren. It is also part of the Iloilo River Rehabilitation Project.

Speaking of rehabilitation, crying is one way of rehabilitating/restoring yourself. Cry for a while, or for some time, the Iloilo River Esplanade provides nine (9) kilometers of beautiful scenery and different types of flora.

Iloilo City Plazas

Iloilo City, having seven districts, has several plazas. Its seven districts include the following: City Proper, Jaro, La Paz, Lapuz, Mandurriao, Molo, and Villa de Arevalo. Each district has its plaza and is frequented by locals due to its vibrant and jovial ambiance.

But why cry here, though? Sometimes, the sight of community eases heartaches. Children playing, families gathering, and friends laughing, along with the sight of Jo Ann’s fishball and bibingka from a distance, soothes the soul.

Iloilo City Museums

Cry, yet still learn something new! Museums offer a glimpse of history – including physical snippets from the past. In Iloilo City, you have the National Museum Western Visayas, Museo de Iloilo, Museum of Philippine Economic History, and Museum of Maritime History, to mention a few. Museums also house the most beautiful pieces of art – Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art and Molo Mansion, for example.

You may come in with the intent to cry and you just might, but for a different reason. You might shed a tear at the breathtaking masterpieces, or be moved by the artifacts from time immemorial. Whatever it is, come out as a different person, a learned one.

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