Vigan City, located in the northern part of the Philippines showcases the Spanish heritage of the Philippines. It is listed on UNESCO world heritage list since December 2, 1999 for it’s unique spanish colonial history in Asia and the very well preserved spanish monumental buildings which where build in the 18th century.
I got to experienced Vigan through a Kalesa ride around the city. The Heritage village is a must see when you visit Vigan, it is well-known for its cobblestone streets, and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine building design, and construction with colonial European architecture.
|Kalesa ride on our Vigan City tour|
|The major attraction of Vigan is its mestizo district, Spanish-style houses that evoke a bygone era when its people lived prosperously because of the Manila-Acapulco maritime trade.|
|In the south of the St Paul Cathedral lies the eight-sided bell tower used as a safety measure of the church. It was said to be built separately so that in any event of an earthquake, it would not topple into the church.|
The resort complex lies in hectares of land that stretches from the rolling plain towards the hills. It has a mini zoo with animals from other countries and others endemic to the Philippines.
|Mc Donalds in Vigan.
Love how their building was patterned like the traditional houses in Vigan.
If you want to turn back time and experience the old days, Vigan is the place to be.