Places To Visit In Silay

Silay City is well known in the country for it's ancestral homes which unlike other places with heritage structures, are diverse in design and time period. Another unique feature is that almost all are still lived in by the descendants of the original owners. And so, it is but natural that these houses are primarily what tourists come to see. Yes, Silay City is a heritage city but it has many other attractions as well.  To start your visit, it would do well to pass by the Silay Tourism Office at the Dr. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center where you can get a guide map for free and other pertinent information to make your time spent in the city worthwhile. You can do your own walking tour but if you contact them early, they can provide a tour guide upon request.

Dr. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center
Here are some of the places to see in Silay other than the heritage homes and buildings:

  1. Balay Negrense
  2. Bernardino Jalandoni House
  3. Hofileña House
Historical Sites:
  1. Cinco De Noviembre Marker
  2. WWII Pillboxes
  3. Ruins of the old Silay Port

Nature Sites
  1. Balaring Mangrove Park
  2. Patag National Park
  3. Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Patag
  4. Organic farms

Steam Locomotives at Hawaiian Philippines Co. or known as “Iron Dinosaurs”
Hda. Adela Folkloric Village

How to get to Silay:

Silay City is the site of the Bacolod-Silay Airport. This heritage city is located 14 kilometers north of Bacolod City and travel time (one way) is within 15 to 20 minutes by private vehicle depending on the traffic. There are many public utility vehicles plying the 4-lane highway from Bacolod to Silay.  Local transportation around the city is by tricycle (motorized) or trisikad ( by pedal).

Contact Person:

Mr. Ver Pacete
Supervising Tourism Officer
tel nos: (+63)(34)495-5553 and (+63)(34)495-0848
email at