Tuesday, May 03, 2011

ILOCOS: Vigan Old Houses

Vigan Heritage Site kinda remind me of Intramuros, only here there are more souvenir items and most of the old houses along calle crisologo are stores unlike in intramuros where most of the casas are turned into fine dining restaurants.  most shops sell you usual pasalubong stuff and of course ilocano delicacies like bagnet and tinubong

cobbled stone street of calle crisologo, this street i think is vigan's most photographed street. lots of calesa's plying through the streets, the motorcyles and tricycles and modern vehicles are off limits and only ply the main roads which is good.

i heart vigan shirts

cafe leona, the house apparently belongs to a distant cousin of Jose Rizal and is a young poet as read from the historical marker on its door, but its now a restaurant and read good reviews but wasnt able to dine here coz it was closed when we were there (twas black saturday)

kinda spooky staircase inside grandpa's inn, a bed and breakfast hotel at the vigan city

i just love old windows and doors, i wanted to take home with me one of those window

1 comment:

Hilda said...

I really need to get to Vigan one of these days. Your "spooky staircase" comment made me laugh – if we ever get to build a new house from the ground up, that's the kind of design I want, with the traditional utilitarian silong and the living and entertaining areas on the second floor.

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