What makes Vigan unique is that the whole city is in itself the attraction. Vigan, particularly Calle Crisologo has managed to preserve its unique architecture from the Philippine colonial era which fuses Native Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial Spanish architecture. Vigan can transport you back in time with its period houses, ancestral homes and cobble-stoned streets and kalesas (horse-drawn carriages).
The entire city of Vigan was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed by UNESCO as the best-preserved example of Spanish colonial towns in Asia and recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities.
Edgar dela Cruz of City Tourism Office
How to get there
From Metro Manila, take a bus going to Vigan. Or fly to Laoag International Airport. Then take a bus to Vigan.