Going on a trip to Vigan is like going back to the Hispanic era centuries ago because of its well-preserved Spanish-inspired architecture.

Calle Crisologo is Vigan’s most popular tourist attraction and is the highlight of a Vigan City tour

This is a series of museums adjacent to the Vigan provincial capitol and a treasure trove of memorabilia of two historical personalities: the martyr priest Padre Jose Burgos and former Philippine president Elpidio Quirino.

​Also called the Saint Paul Metropolitan Cathedral, the Vigan Cathedral is another important landmark in Ilocos Sur’s capital city.

Nothing else can give you the best view of Vigan than the Bantay Church Bell Tower.

Visiting this mansion is an experience of a lifetime, as you get to dress up in elaborate costumes depicting the different classes of people during those times. 

Syquia Mansion is every bit a nostalgic place, having been the home once of President Quirino and his wife, whose family owned the property.

the Crisologo Museum offers a glimpse of the life led by another Ilocano statesman, Congressman Floro S. Crisologo who was assassinated while attending church services at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

One good thing about touring Vigan is that you get to learn a lot about its history, culture, and way of life through the town’s homegrown establishments. 

This plaza is named after Padre Jose Burgos, whose statue stands as a reminder of the priest’s martyrdom in fighting the Spanish regime. 

Not too far from the center of Vigan City, you’ll find the Baluarte Resort and Mini Zoo sprawling on roughly 100 hectares of rolling plains and hills.

The Ilocos Sur Adventure Zone zip line traverses the towns of Santa and Bantay.

Since Mindoro Beach is situated toward the west coast, it can be a good spot for watching sunsets.

Ilocos Sur’s twin bridge, the Quirino Bridge and Banaoang Bridge, stand parallel to one another on a crossing along the grand Abra River.

The best part of things to do in Vigan, which is none other than exploring all the mouth-watering food that the place has to offer.

It is a great getaway destination for short weekend trips and is also a place where can you immerse yourself in the then and now of Philippine history and culture.

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