"The Heritage City of Vigan" Vigan by allelli
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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.
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.
Along the road going to Vigan you can see this Pasalubong Center where you can buy many pasalubong (present) from near... more travel advice
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