Baluarte

Baluarte

The Baluarte or fortress is a must-see attraction for first time visitors, and even for those who have visited Vigan before. Baluarte is a wildlife sanctuary dedicated to facilitating education,  protection, and conservation  of endangered species and other wildlife...
Museo San Pablo

Museo San Pablo

The Museo San Pablo, behind the altar of St Paul Cathedral, is a good place to see old santos (religious statues). Make sure to have a look at the wonderfully aged photo collection of a German pharmacist who lived in Vigan for a number of years in the late...
Syquia Mansion Museum

Syquia Mansion Museum

The Syquia Mansion on Quirino Blvd was recently turned into a museum filled with old furniture and exhibits dedicated to the life of Vigan native Elpidio Quirino, the Philippines’ sixth president. Quirino was born in the nearby provincial jail, where his mother...
Cafe Leona

Cafe Leona

This popular, air-conditioned eatery spills out onto Crisologo St. It tries to be all things to all people with its eclectic menu of Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino specialities, but its forte is Ilocano dishes such as bagnet. We’re less than impressed...
Crisologo Museum

Crisologo Museum

The Crisologos, Vigan’s most prominent political dynasty, have converted their ancestral home into this strangely compelling family shrine. In addition to the mildly interesting family photos, personal effects, period furniture and an impressive collection of...

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