Things to do in Vigan City

By on March 4, 2013



Vigan City, Ilocos is 250-miles from Metro Manila located in the west coast of Northern Luzon. It is the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) World Heritage Site of Vigan. Vigan is the best-preserved example of planned Spanish Colonial town in Asia established in 16th Century. It is also the oldest surviving Spanish Colonial City in the Philippines. It is a treasure trove of history and culture.

The name Vigan is from a giant taro plant that grows in Mestizo Rive abuntantly, “Biga”.
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Lodgings in Vigan City, Ilocos

My Recommendation for a place to stay

Gordon Hotel
Find comfort and a relaxing stay at Gordon Hotel. It is located close to many popular tourists attractions in the area.
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Fun things to do in Vigan City, Ilocos: Tours, attractions and places to visit in Vigan City, Ilocos

Tirad Pass
It is a National Shrine located in the Gregorio del Pilar Municipality. He was the youngest Filipino General who fought in the Battle of Tirad Pass.

Bessang Pass
It is a monument that stands 5,250 above sea level.

Calle Crisologo
A very unique and back to old time place experience which is perfect for your Photography opportunity. It is a very charming blast from the past. It is an amazing historical architecture.

Syquia Mansion
Get to see and touch a lovely wooden furniture, old tile floors and a quite dining room with an old-fashioned fans. It has a beautiful interior courtyard.

Baluarte
This bigger than the Manila Zoo. You can see ostrich walking and lions on their cage. You’ll get to ride small horses that will tour you around the zoo.
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St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral
This Vigan Cathedral faces the Plaza Salcedo. It is built in the “Earthquake Baroque” Style. 15-meters away from the building is a separate belltower.

National Museum, Magsingal Branch
It is built in 1676 formerly a convent of Spanish Architecture. It showcase the material culture of Northern Luzon.

This Vigan City, Ilocos lodging is also an adventure…

Hotel Salcedo De Vigan
Stay at this hotel and experience the best of Vigan. You’ll find comfort and a good price at its value. Get more information

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Vigan is truly an excellent place to discover the best architectural structures during the Spanish Colonial period. It has preserved and become and important tourist attractions.

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