Location: Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
Our Journey Back in Time tour will never be a Jojrney Back in Time if we miss to visit the city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur. This UNESCO Heritage Site is known to be the Best preserved example of Spanish colonial town in Asia.
We start to take a walk in Plaza Salcedo. Named after the Spanish explorer Juan de Salcedo. Located in this elevated plaza is the oldest monument in the north, the Salcedo monument.
|(St. Paul Cathedral)|
To reach Calle Crisologo, we decided to ride a calesa in front of St Paul Cathedral. And also because the calesa is the only vehicle allowed to enter in that street.
It catches my attention when I saw a lot of modern establishments to build their structures in Vigan with Spanish inspired architecture.
At last, Calle Crisologo. This cobblestone street is the main tourist attraction of Vigan. You can see a lot of old buildings on each side of the street and some of them serves as a shop that sells antique, furniture, souvenirs and pasalubong.
Walking to this street makes me wonder how simple but elegant the way of Filipino lives during 18th century. After the sun sets the street lights of Calle Crisologo gives glow on this old street.