10 Things to Do in Vigan

10 Things to Do in Vigan, Vigan, Philippines (B)

Vigan is an ancient town in the Illocos Sur province of the Philippines. It is officially recognised as one of the new 7 wonders city and is one of the few Hispanic towns left in the Philippines where its structures are intact. Vigan is well known for its cobblestone streets.

Also known as the “Vigan Heritage Village”, Calle Crisologo has led Vigan’s inscription in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The 500 meters cobbled stoned street is lined with Spanish Era ancestral houses. and has five short blocks crossing through the street.

Move back to the Spanish era and explore the heritage city on the horse driven carriage, locally known as Kalesa. A Kalesa could be hired on an hourly basis from Calle Crisologo street or near the Plaza Salcedo. There could be no better way to explore Vigan than riding on a Kalesa.

The dancing fountain in Plaza Salcedo is a must visit to witness the amazing fusion of water and light, dancing in the middle of the street. The one hour show starts every evening at 7. Try to get there a bit earlier to find a place as it usually gets crowded. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 10 Things to Do in Vigan
Guide Location: Philippines » Vigan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sreeram Hariharan
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.backpackways.com/10-things-to-do-in-vigan/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Calle Crisologo
  • Plaza Salcedo
  • Hidden Garden
  • Pagburnayan Pottery
  • The Baluarte Zoo
  • The Bantay Bell Tower
  • Mindoro Beach
  • Vigan Public Market
  • Irene’s Empanada