If you want to fill your eyes with historical heritage housesVigan is the right place for you. This is the capital of Ilocos Sur and is considered as World Heritage Site which depicts the architecture of the country during the Spanish era. There are famous personalities who were born in Vigan such as Elpidio Quirino which his house is already a museum nowadays.

Explore the place as you amble in Calle Crisologo of cobble stone streets and ride a “calesa” if you want to. You can also experience riding an electric jeepney in Vigan, cruise the river with audio of its colorful historic past and visit the Syquia Mansion and be amazed of its preservation of original furniture.

Explore Philippines: Vigan

One of the famous tourist attractions in the place is the Baluarte which is owned by Governor Chavit Singson. In Baluarte you will see different species of animals that are not natives of the country. You will enjoy seeing a collection of species of birds and other animals such as camel, donkey, deer, etc.
There is also a dining place called “The Hidden Garden” where you can see different species of plants while enjoying their best tasting Ilocano dishes.

This unique city of Vigan will give you unusual experiences because this is the only city in the country that has preserved its historic sites from the 16th century. Named as “Villa Fernardina” before, Vigan is nowadays the center of commerce of Ilocos Sur. You can travel here by land through buses. Don’t forget to bring your camera and extra money when you get here because you have so many shots to take and so many souvenirs to buy.

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