If you want to go back in time and relive our good old culture minus the time machine, Vigan City is a must-visit attraction. It is located in the heart of Ilocos Sur and a home of preserved Spanish colonial town established in 16th country.
As UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vigan Heritage Village is all about immaculate cobbled-stoned streets, mixture of Asian and European architecture and grid street pattern. Don’t get confused with Vigan Heritage Village and Calle Crisologo. The latter is a spread nested inside the city which is filled with Spanish-style houses. Trivia: Calle Crisologo is named after Don Mena Pecson Crisologo, an eminent Ilokano writer and politician.
At the time of our visit, there are some structures undergoing renovation but despite that, every corner is picture-perfect especially the large, wooden door layouts. The village also houses vintagesque souvenir shops and cafes/food chains dressed into century old like architecture (check out Mang Inasal, Max’s, McDonald’s). Must-try: Sugarcane juice.