The Jaro district of Iloilo City once called “Salug”, was a city itself during the Spanish colonization period. Home to the most prominent and richest families with vast sugar plantations who built several mansions and other notable houses that still stand today, Jaro is also where the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria or the Cathedral of Our Lady of Candles is located. The Belfry which used to be a watch tower and is one of the few that stands detached from cathedral across the street, was reconstructed after being destroyed by an earthquake. These are just some of the important facts that make the district truly a must-visit destination for tourists.
Not only that it is the gateway of the city towards north Iloilo, Capiz and Boracay Island, passengers going to and from the towns of Pavia, Sta Barbara and the International Airport may also pass by Jaro. The market serves as the center of business most especially during Tuesdays.
But soon, residents of Jaro who want to shop, dine and unwind in malls may not need to leave Jaro as Robinson’s Land Corporation recently unveiled to businessmen and media their newest project: Robinson’s Place Jaro. Now being constructed at the former site of De Paul College in E. Lopez st., the mall will surely add glamour and convenience as the newest destination in Jaro.