Vigan is said to be a living museum. The historic city of Vigan was announced as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 2, 1999. It is a vivid memory of the rich Spanish era in our country.
The Vigan Heritage Village is proof that we have a rich Spanish culture.
Century-old houses were built in the 1600s. Calle Crisologo is the major attraction in Vigan. It is four blocks of cobblestone streets lined up with heritage houses of prominent families. Different hotels, restaurants and stores lined up the heritage village.
The famous Plaza Burgos is where we eat street foods and the Vigan specialty empanada and okoy. The Church Bell Tower is also located here.
St. Paul’s Church
Across the Plaza is the old century church known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle or St. Paul’s Church. It is a baroque architectural style.
In front of the church is Plaza Salcedo, a monument dedicated to our national hero Jose Rizal, President Elpidio Quirino, Padre Burgos. Gabriela Silang was executed by public hanging in 1763.
At night there’s a fountain dance and colorful lights for the Philippine archipelago.