Lucy’s Antique Shop, situated along the historical Calle Crisologo, is home to various old items like paintings, house furniture, porcelain plates and vases, and glassware. It is located at the ground floor of the old house of Don Renato Peña and is regarded as the largest souvenir shop and the last remaining antique store in town.
You might have seen these gorgeous, colorful woven blankets, table runners, and bath towels along Calle Crisologo in Vigan, but have you ever wondered how they are made? Join Philippine Primer as we discover the beauty of this century-old loom weaving practice in Vigan, honored to this day by Rowilda's Loom Weaving factory in Brgy. Camanggaan, Vigan City!
Vigan is a place where long-lived arts and crafts are nurtured up to the present time, and among those lasting craft heritage is the pottery making, also known locally as the burnay jars. Ruby Jar Pottery has been a destination for most tourists visiting Vigan City who wants to see and experience the art of pottery for many years now.
Are you still looking forward to knowing more about the prominent figures who shaped the history of Ilocos? Have you ever fancied knowing more about one of the three martyr priests, Padre Jose Burgos, or the country’s 6th president, Elpidio Quirino? What about everything that has to do with Ilocos’ own spirit, basi? Let us take you to Ilocos Regional Museum Complex to know more about them!
Hotel Felicidad offers its guests a cultural representation of the lush lifestyle back in the Spanish times. Strategically located in the heart of Vigan City, the historic landmarks of town such as Plaza Salcedo and the dancing fountain, Vigan Cathedral, and Plaza Burgos can be easily accessed from the hotel.
Ever stayed in a hotel and museum all at once? Along the streets near Calle Crisologo, we found the only museum-like hotel in Vigan—Hotel Luna. Built during the 188os by Don Jose Florentino, for his daughter Doña Carmen Florentino, this Filipino old house with a touch of sophisticated Spanish interiors has been rebuilt, extended and restored into a high-class museum-hotel.
Hotels may be plentiful in the city of Vigan, but most of them are heritage homes that have been given an upgrade. They may retain the aura of a heritage house, but they can’t be compared to Villa Angela Heritage House in terms of being a true heritage of Vigan City. See what Villa Angela has to offer that made Tom Cruise choose this as his very own accommodation.
Photo credit: Outoftownblog.com – A place of one but many. A place of many but one. Inaugurated this May 7, 2015, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, also known as the Heritage City, was officially hailed as one of the world’s New Seven Wonders Cities! The announcement was made through electronic media by the New7Wonders Foundation. Vigan was chosen as a Wonder City last December 8, 2014 by New7Wonders President Bernard Weber. A bronze plaque awarded to Vigan Mayor Eva Grace Medina was given to declare the city’s new status. Established in the 16th century, the historic city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur is an example of a best-preserved planned Spanish colonial town […]