List: Must-Visit Heritage Houses in Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Are you a fan of Philippines’ rich heritage? Here are some of the best ancestral houses where you can learn a bit of the town’s history and culture as you visit Vigan City in Ilocos Sur.
The Villa Angela Heritage House is one of the oldest heritage houses there is inVigan, as it was established in the 1870s. Owned by Versoza family, this house is also a popular accommodation because of its traditional style that’s been preserved by the family. It has also been a favorite shooting place among international and local films.
Address: 26 Quirino Blvd., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
- Syquia Mansion
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One of the popular tourist destinations in Vigan is former Philippine President Elpidio Quirino’s ancestral house, the Syquia Mansion. This house-turned-museum will tell you a lot about the Quirino family, being one of the richest families in the town.
Address: Quirino Blvd., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Another ancestral house-turned-museum in Vigan is the Crisologo Museum. The house is owned by the Crisologo family, with former congressman Floro Crisologo as the padre de familia. Crisologo was a prominent congressman who died a tragic death, thus the establishment of the museum was made as honor to him. Inside, you’d see the family’s memorabilia displayed for the guests to see.
Address: Liberation Blvd., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
- Vigan Heritage Mansion
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Vigan Heritage Mansion – is not your ordinary ancestral house: for one, it is also a hotel that’s been given a modern touch for travelers who would like to experience “living in a mansion.” This ancestral house is owned by the late Ilocos Sur Governor Pedro Singson which was built in 1885. Although restored as a hotel, Vigan Heritage Mansion still gives you the Vigan vibe you’ve been looking for.
Address: Cor. Liberation Blvd. and Crisologo St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Built in 1882, Hotel Luna proudly takes the recognition for being the only Hotel-Museum in the Philippines. The former house was built by Don Jose Florentino to his daughter, which is now rebuilt to an artistic hotel that displays Filipino painter Juan Luna’s artworks. The hotel has a Spanish-era look to it, making it a classic accommodation in the town.
Address: Delos Reyes cor. Gen Luna St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur