Ciudad ti Bigan – Vigan

Vigan is Ilocos Sur’s capital, it is a small city with huge hospitality and patriarchy. Vigan remained to be one of the few UNESCO world heritage sites wherein old structures are conserved and well-kept. It is also well known for its cobblestone streets and unique architectures.

Since Vigan is just a small city, locals offer Kalesa tours to tourists.

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We visited the Bantay Watchtower, located at the vicinity of Saint Augustine Parish Church, aka Bantay Church.

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Bantay Tower is just literally a tagalog translation of watchtower. It served as a watchtower way back in the Spanish era to keep guard of pirates!

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Here’s the famous Calle Crisologo. It’s a major attraction in Vigan and a must have photo-op for the tourists.

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Calle Crisologo is filled with Spanish style houses which are carefully maintained to keep the Spanish vibe of the place alive.

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We also visited Vigan Cathedral or also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. It is the first parish constructed in Northern Luzon!

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Another attraction in Vigan is the Baluarte which is owned by the Chavit Singson. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy going to the place and I really regret doing so. I love animals and apparently, Chavit Singson loves hunting and he decided to display his hunting trophies in this place. Have I known, I wouldn’t​ have gone.

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One of the most exciting things we did was the jar making at Pagburnayan. We tried, so hard, but we all failed lol. I didn’t know it was that hard. During the demo, it seemed so easy! Nonetheless, it was a great experience.

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I love Vigan and the people there are very warm and welcoming. It’s a small and simple city but full of love! I can’t wait to be back!

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