Calle Crisologo: A Peek of History on the Street

It was almost dark when we left Baluarte. We were supposed to go to Pagburnayan but it was already closed when we arrived. We then proceede...

It was almost dark when we left Baluarte. We were supposed to go to Pagburnayan but it was already closed when we arrived. We then proceeded to the Hidden Garden and Vigan Church but did not stay that long since it was already dark and we still had to visit the highlight of our Vigan city tour.

Calle Crisologo
Calle Crisologo is 500-meter long and is the only preserved street in the heritage village of Vigan. Imagine walking on washed up cobblestone street lined with Spanish-style houses, those large capiz windows and the intricate street lamps. Its like being transported back in time during the Spanish era. It is amazing how they were able to preserve the village considering it is one of the most visited tourist spot in Ilocos Sur. No wonder why Vigan Heritage Village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and just recently was named one of the New 7 Wonders Cities of the world.

Calle Crisologo
Some of the houses have been converted into restaurants, museum, cafes, shops and even hotels. Not only will you be able to experience history, but also experience Ilocos through its food, shops and people.

House converted into an antique shop
Calle Crisologo is closed to any types of motor vehicles. The only means of transportation allowed in the street are the kalesas or horse drawn carriage. Some of the shops are open from 8:00am until late at night. I suggest visiting during the day and at night to experience the most beautiful street in the Philippines I have ever since.

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