During the late 1800s to early 1900s, the booming sugar industry in Iloilo paved the way for the migration of affluent families to Negros. These families turned vast idle lands in Negros into Sugar Cane Plantations and Haciendas. Eventually, an international port was opened in Silay City, which became the center of commerce in Negros.

To date, many old buildings still remain intact including a grand church, several commercial, and residential buildings.

El Ideal Bakeshop
El Ideal Bakeshop

Old Buildings still very much in use
Old Buildings still very much in use

Commercial Buildings in the City Proper of Silay

silay old commercial buildings

Silay old commercial buildings

Silay old commercial buildings

Silay old commercial buildings

Silay old commercial buildings

Jalandoni Museum

Jalandoni Museum

Jalandoni Museum

Jalandoni Museum

Jalandoni Museum

Jalandoni Museum

Jalandoni Museum

San Diego Cathedral in Silay City

Jalandoni Museum

Jalandoni Museum

Jalandoni Museum

Jalandoni Museum

Silay City Hall
Silay City Hall

JOld House
Old House

Balay Negrense

Balay Negrense

Balay Negrense