Perched majestically on the southeastern corner of Panay island in the Visayas, Iloilo is the name of both a province and its capital city. An established trading hub long before the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century, Iloilo remains one of the busiest seaports in the country. Here the old and new are in harmony, with well-preserved ancestral homes and centuries-old churches standing beside modern buildings. The city also offers a dynamic culinary history and boasts numerous cycling routes to burn those calories when you’re done feasting.
The first modern art institution in Iloilo province is located in a newly built colonial-style building at the Megaworld Iloilo Business Park. It houses paintings owned by former New York investment banker Edwin Valencia, who started collecting art in the 1980s.