Monday, February 18, 2013

The History of Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Calle Crisologo is one of the famous historical sites in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. This is the best place if you  want to see Spanish colonial architectures. It is consider the major attraction of the town because it is filled with Spanish-style houses which have been preserved for more than hundred years. 

From the bus terminal, there are tricycles (P15 minimum) that will bring you to the place. If you already in the Vigan’s Calle Crisologo or Mena Crisologo Street, a walk or a calesa ride is a MUST. Calesa charge about  150 pesos per hour.

The street is named after, Mena Pecson Crisologo, who is is among the most-respected sons of the Ilokos region. The historical spot is also known as the area of businesses and rich families during the Spanish time.

Upon looking those old houses, I really felt of being transported back to the Spanish period.

The trip to Calle Crisologo is more fun during the day because you will see a lot of shops that selling Vigan's best products such as antiques, bags, basi, abel woven products, burnay, woodcrafts, dimili products,  Vigan vinegar and others.

If you're tired of walking, there are restaurants and coffee shops with 18th century ambiance that offers sumptuous Flipino cuisines. You must order bagnet, pakbet and empenada. These are all delicious.

Around the area, there are affordable hotels, motels and inns if you want to stay more time in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

I must say, Calle Crisologo brings me back in the history. Something that we need to appreciate and preserve.

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  1. it was nice to see the life before reflected from heritage sites like this .. i just hope they wont put up alot of commercial establishments in the area ....been there and i love calle crisologo... :D

  2. I definitely agree on that.. lots of commercial establishments really destroy the historical beauty of Calle Crisologo.. Thanks sir



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