Ilocos Sur: Calle Crisologo

A tour in the UNESCO Heritage town of Vigan City would never be complete if you won't visit Calle Crisologo. Also known as Mena Crisologo Street, Vigan's most famous tourist spot gives everyone a chance to see and experience life during the Spanish Colonial Era.
If you're wondering where the street got its name, it was named after Mena Pecson Crisologo. He is a writer and a respected "son" of the Ilocos region. He wrote Minig wenno Ayat ti Kararwa,  an Ilocano novel which many say is as passionate as Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere. Among Crisologo's works are Don Calixtofaro de la Kota Caballero de la Luna and Codigo Municipal.
Try riding the kalesa
One of the old houses in the street.
You'd see plenty of wooden art works here
Join me walk this historic street
Calle Crisologo is famous for its cobblestone streets, century old houses, and calesas. Keep in mind that the street is closed to vehicular traffic and only calesas (horse-drawn carriages) are allowed there. Don't worry the whole the whole stretch of Calle Crisologo can be toured by foot too. 
Don't worry there's plenty of kalesa for everyone. =p
Shopping time
Posing time
By day the street is an enjoyable place to go about, take pictures, and let's not forget -to shop. You could purchase Vigan's best products in the many stores along Calle Crisologo.
An ice cream for your sweetheart would surely melt her heart.
By night the street is a magical and romantic place to stroll with your sweet heart. Let the cool breeze and the thematic 18th century lamp posts give you feel of what life was in the olden times. If you're alone however, you could spend some quality time at Cafe Leona. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or a hearty meal if this wonderful restaurant.

Looks like:
the Acorn Street in Boston
the sense of being in Boston

Getting there:

1. From Manila, board a bus going to Laoag City.
bus fare: P550-600
2. Tell the conductor to let you off Vigan City. Expect a 9 hour trip. 
3. Once you reach Vigan City, rent a tricycle to bring you to Calle Crisologo.
tricycle fare: P20-30

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  1. Wow, knowing a bout places like that can make ya a little teary haha. Goes to show how much of the world I truly don't know about, but thanks to you I've had the chance to take a peek.

    I also know some girls back home that would LOVE to have some of those purses and items as souvenirs.

    Another great spot, thanks Niel :)

    1. Thanks pal! In case you and your girls(LOL) would visit my country, I would be glad to tour you around. =)


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