Our last stop, Baluarte... This place is a private mini zoo of Chavit Singson where he housed his collection of animals... Built for public viewing and entrance here is free... If you have kids travelling with you, this is a perfect place for them and to those who loves animals... Another attraction that kids will … Continue reading EXPLORING VIGAN… Part 007_BALUARTE
It was my first time to see this place... The Father Jose Burgos Museum, the satellite museum of the National Museum... Thus offering much more history than any other museum in Vigan City... There is so much to see inside the museum... From the collections of Father Burgos memorabilia, photographs, family antique collections and jewelries... … Continue reading EXPLORING VIGAN… Part 006_FATHER JOSE BURGOS MUSEUM
Second day of our weekend getaway. Woke up with a smile on our faces... Another day to experience Vigan City... To start the day, we had our breakfast at Grandpa's Inn's Restaurant, Kusina Felecitas... The ambiance of the restaurant is so homey... Wall finish is made of the original bricks of the 18th century buildings, decorated … Continue reading EXPLORING VIGAN… Part 005_GRANDPA’S INN, PLAZA SALCEDO & ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
After shopping for souvenirs and exploring Vigan City on foot, we've decided to hire a "kalesa' (horse drawn carriage) to bring us to other parts of the City... Our next Destination, the Mira Hills Fil-Spanish Friendship Park...The Park is dedicated to the historic and cultural ties between the people of Vigan and Spain... "Pagbantayan" is the … Continue reading EXPLORING VIGAN… Part 004_MIRA HILLS FIL-SPANISH FRIENDSHIP PARK & BANTAY BELFRY
Next place on the list, the Crisologo Museum . The Crisologos are the most prominent political dynasty of Vigan. The shooting of Floro Crisologo compelled the family to convert their ancestral home into a museum which houses the memorabilia, antiques and other possessions of the family that entails their history. Here are some of the Crisologo's memorabilia: 1. … Continue reading EXPLORING VIGAN… Part 003_CRISOLOGO MUSEUM AND CALLE CRISOLOGO
Waking up, our strengths renewed... we freshened up and started our tour of the place... Walking the cobble stone streets of Vigan City with old houses surrounding the place, horse drawn carriages passing by... gives us the feel of the history of the place... Our destination, The Syquia Mansion Museum which houses President Elpidio Quirino's Memorabilia. … Continue reading EXPLORING VIGAN… Part 002_THE SYQUIA MANSION MUSEUM
My first trip to Vigan City with my parents is still fresh in mind. But coming back to this place brings me more excitement and thrill... I just can't get enough of Vigan... As i have said in my previous blog " i shall return to the place…" This time i went there with my … Continue reading EXPLORING VIGAN… Part 001_MY SECOND GLIMPSE OF OUR UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE!
The next day of our stay in Vigan, we continued our exploration of the place... We decided to ride a Calesa... Experiencing the mode of transportation during the colonial era until the turn-of-the century... Giving us the feel of the place more. First stop, the Syquia Mansion. The Syquia Mansion which houses President Qurino’s extensive memorabilia is actually … Continue reading EXPLORING VIGAN… DAY 02_MY FIRST GLIMPSE OF OUR UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE!
My parents just arrived from the United States. Looking for a place to spend quality time together, i have requested to visit Vigan City. Excitement filled me... A time well spent with my parents and a new place to explore... Vigan is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Site. One of the few remaining Hispanic towns … Continue reading EXPLORING VIGAN… DAY 01_MY FIRST GLIMPSE OF OUR UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE!