"The Heritage City of Vigan" Vigan by allelli

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A planned Spanish colonial town

Vigan is the best preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia it is about 400km from Manila. It is the capital city of Ilocos Sur.Everytime we visit Pagudpod, our 1st stop over from manila is Vigan next to Laoag City When we go to Vigan we always go to plaza Burgos , were nearby are food stalls selling native delicacies such as the my favorite “empanada”. We also recommend to visit Crisologo Museum, a original furnishings of a typical Vigan ancestral house.

Established is 16th Century

One can see precious remnants of old Spanish architecture throughout the center of the city. Established in the 16th century, Old Vigan Colonial Houses – the ancestral houses were built mostly by rich Chinese traders. The great big houses are made of thick brick walls and plastering with red clay. Tile roofs are made to survive earthquakes. The Mestizo district where more than a hundred houses line side by side along Calle Crisologo.You can travel this place by means of callesa.

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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    Those Empanada's look very good, hope to get to the Phillipines one day ;-)

  • Pat_Bangkok's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2008 at 8:06 AM

    Great page.. greeting from Lamphun.

  • Cess8's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2008 at 7:09 AM

    Ganun ba? Kaya pala nagtaka ako at online ka pa. Great new pics sa homepage mo! Parang familiar sa akin ang mga pics na yan ah, hehehe

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2008 at 6:00 AM

    Wonderful history of the place, very good tips and photos. But, that hotel-locked in at night? What if there had been a fire??? Doug

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    This place is just beautiful. The beach side is awsome!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2007 at 5:02 AM

    Well written tips of Vigan :)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2007 at 7:13 PM

    Great tips!

  • Juds's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:10 AM

    Yey! What time? Di nga lang pwede lunch si Yen kasi, would you believe, may WORK pa rin sya! Yum, excited na ako kumain!:) Btw, nice page. Namiss ko empanada. :)


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