Plazuela De Iloilo: Spain and Italy in Iloilo

Iloilo has become an architectural melting pot because of ambitious projects being put forth by its visionary entrepreneurs. Truly inspiring masterpiece structures are sprouting at the city and one of these is Plazuela De Iloilo at Mandurriao District along Benigno Aquino Diversion Road. Plazuela De Iloilo boasts its Spanish and Italian influenced design mixed with unmistakable Ilonggo touch.

Built by the Florete Land Inc., the real estate development company of Iloilo’s media mogul, Dr. Rogelio Florete, Plazuela De Iloilo is envisioned to be a world-class business hub with 24/7 security and operating capacity. The second floor of the structure is reserved for BPO companies, while the ground area is now occupied by restaurants, specialty shops and other establishments. This mixed use of BPO and commercial purposes enables the Plazuela to operate in a 24/7 capacity as constant stream of customers will flock the area.

Designed by Palafox & Associates

Plazuela De Iloilo, designed by Palafox & Associates, has Spanish and Italian design influence as seen on its use arcaded hallways, intricate facade and use of grand staircases. Stand-out colors such as beige, ochre yellow, peach and white provide a lively tinge on the structure thus creating a curious and dynamic family atmosphere for visitors. Visitors can stroll its spacious pedestrian promenade at Plaza Mayor or hang-out at its beautifully manicured gardens. An iconic grand staircase with the image of the Virgin Mary on top greets visitors at its Rotonda.

This use of Spanish and European-Italian concept provides a fresh and new perspective at designing structures here at Iloilo City. Palafox & Associates combined pragmatism, aesthetics and Iloilo’s Hispanic links.

Plaza Mayor, located inside the property, is a spacious area reserved for exhibits, concerts, weddings, parties, and other public events. Reservations can be made at the administration office located along Calle Florete.


Elevated at stunning 2.5 meters from street level, Plazuela De Iloilo is touted as “flood free” (given the flooding the city suffered three years ago due to Typhoon Frank).

Plazuela De Iloilo aims to take advantage of Iloilo City as a growing competitive venue for trade and tourism. As a premiere business hub of the city, it is positioned to attract local and international companies interested in operating at Iloilo. With the provinces’ efficient manpower, business and investment incentives, and a continual upgrading of infrastructure, companies will take a look at this vibrant heart of the Philippines.

Plazuela De Iloilo at a Glance

Lot Area = 12,533 sq. m.

Elevation = 2.05 m. above street level; pavement as a hedge against flooding Leasable Areas = 8,600 sq. m. (36 units)

Structures = 3 buildings, administration office, concert stage

Parking slots > 100 cars

Perfect Location: Situated near Ateneo De Iloilo, Iloilo Scholastic Academy; Adjacent to SM City Mandurriao, easily accessible through Benigno Aquino Diversion Road; Located at the center of Iloilo’s growing business and financial district (Small Ville complex, Megaword Business Park, and KAPIDECO property)