" Nostalgia at VIGAN" Top 5 Page for this destination Vigan by NeverBeenThere

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BANTAY Church also known as PANDAY CHURCH

Best place for me in Vigan...is the BANTAY CHURCH..
this is the oldest church at Vigan but has the best view of the place with its Bell Tower... "KAMPANA ng SIMBAHAN".. it was said to be used as means for the locals to see enemies from afar during the war.. also gives you a closer view of the bells bigger than anything you could imagine!
However the church is more known as the PANDAY Church since it was also the place where the famous movie of the late Fernando Poe Jr. was taken "PANDAY"


Houses at Vigan completes the Acient looks..having the big wooden sliding windows with Capiz accents.. HUGE heavy narra woods of their STAIRCASE that make you take extra steps each time.. plus the strong built of stone wall-houses and establishenmts..

Crisologo Street

..famous for its VIGAN "stone" tiles and antique items for sale, crisologo streets gives you the feel of acient times of MARIA CLARA and SISA.. (lets not forget Jose Rizal) wishing you have your little formal terno to go with the nostagia feel of the area..

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:easy to go around, food is good, lots of hotels!
  • Cons:when the sun is up, wear some protection from the heat. Start early since all establishments are already closed by 8pm
  • In a nutshell:WALK WALK and WALK.. to appreciate Vigan!
  • Last visit to Vigan: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • jusdenise93's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2009 at 5:42 AM

    I've been to Vigan a couple of times but mostly i was young, so i don't remember most of my trips. but plan to go back there in future, hopefully soon. Thanks for the tips, great pix on the classic icon, crisologo street. -Denise

  • jupiter540's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Last photo of small boat on the floor and two paddles hanging on left side wall, on the background are three mortar and pestle type of tools used to break open grain of rice or make powder out of rice or corn. Nice photos. I personally used 'em before.

  • Nov 17, 2007 at 6:46 AM

    The DESSERT PAGE on your homepage travelogue is so cruel...i miss that rich banana split. wala kasi niyan dito kaya self-made ako parati. I miss eating it back home.

  • RafaelTheSecond's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2007 at 8:20 PM

    vigan seems to be very interesting!!! I wish I could visit your land! Sounds gorgeous, eh?

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2007 at 5:13 PM

    Very nice Vigan tips beautiful place I can taste the lumpia now !!!!!!!!

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2007 at 5:00 AM

    I see you worked a lot on your pages, and what a well done job! Wonderful written tips and nice pictures with it! Your restaurant tips make me hungry ... although I don't know the dishes :-)


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