Vigan (Ilokano: Siudad ti Vigan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Vigan; Local pronunciation: [ˈbigän]), officially the City of Vigan, is a 4th class component city and capital of the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 53,879 people.
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This famous cobblestone street flanked by colonial-era buildings glows more beautifully at night, when the yellow halogen lamps cast a magical glow at the entire place. The buildings themselves have been re-purposed into shops and restaurants, a best practice in adaptive reuse of colonial architecture. It can get very busy though with all the horse-drawn carriages and crowds, so be adept with taking photos!
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A great way to learn history, you must visit a place. This area is a nice place, becuase it's taking care of. The garden around it is very lovely as well.
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The Syquia Mansion is just a large, 2-storey old house, a "bahay na bato" which I guess is a sign of affluence way back in the 19th century. There's a small fee to enter. Kids below 7yo are free to enter and seniors get a discount. We have already spent more than 15 minutes and explored the entire upper floor before a guide showed up. We didn't even realize there was a guide, no one told us at the reception. In any case, the guide is very knowledgeable and offered some good insight on the life of the wealthy back in the day. He also gave a brief history of how Philippine President Elpidio Quirino wed into the Syquia clan. Like any old house of the wealthy, it's chocful of creepy paintings (some by the esteemed Amorsolo but still creepy haha), figurines and huge mirrors (another symbol of the rich back then). It's a nice place to see if you like history. Young children will be bored though.
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I liked walking through this garden and enjoy the different plants. They have good restaurants in the area too.
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The museum is the Crisologo family home. It had the old style Spanish archetecture. We took a guided tour which I highly recommend. The furnishings reflect the period and tell the family story. Some very unique pieces of art and antiques adorn the home. Either the visit!
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Had a stroll around Vigan Heritage Village and did photoshoots as well when we went here last Feb. It was kinda hot since we got here in the afternoon but it was worth it. Its not everyday that you visit a historic place and you go to Vigan always. Would go back if given the chance.
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Having seen a few local churches in the province, this is the most spectacular so far. Very nice and well maintained inside as well as outside.
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Place looks like ti has been spiffed up a bit - what with the dancing Fountain and fresh paint. You can't deny its roots, though - stores sell different wares from the old days, but they surround the plaza perimeter still. People strolling, taking pictures, partaking of refreshments.
It's a place where people Go, and families gather and visit. Come early to avoid the heat and the crowds.
The center of it all is the Vigan Cathedral. Regardless of your religion, you can appreciate the architecture and the place's historical background.
Make sure to explore, as there is more to see in the surrounding areas.
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