Camiña Balay Nga Bato

Camiña Balay Nga Bato (Stone House) is a historic gem located in the Arevalo district of Iloilo City, Philippines. This magnificent house was built in 1865 and designed by the first parish priest of Molo, Anselmo Avanceña, for Don Fernando Avanceña and his wife Eulalia Abaja. Over the years, the house was passed down from one family to another until it finally came into the hands of the Camiñas family. Today, it is owned by the fourth generation of the original owners, Gerard Camiña and his wife Luth Camiña.

Gerard Camiña, the former director of the Land Transportation Office in Western Visayas, and his wife Luth, have been stewards of this important cultural property since its declaration as such by the National Museum in 2015. In addition to its historical significance, Camiña Balay Nga Bato also serves as a heritage museum and a restaurant, offering a variety of Ilonggo delicacies, including their famous homemade tsokolate tablea (chocolate tablets).

Visitors to this century-old house can indulge in the rich cultural history of the Philippines while savoring delicious local cuisine, making Camiña Balay Nga Bato a must-visit destination for history buffs and food lovers alike.

Villa Arevalo District, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines 5000