10 Things to Do in Vigan

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

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))
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  
Author: Sreeram Hariharan
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