Calle Crisologo | Vigan City

Calle Crisologo
Calle Cristolo or Mena Crisologo  Street is name after Mena Pecson Crisologo who is the most respected sons of Ilocos.  He actually wrote Mining wenno Ayat ti Kararwa which is compared to Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere; he is also the author of Don Calixtofaro de la Kota Caballero de la Luna and Codigo Municipal.


Vigan City
According to some traveler I spoke to, this street is said to be one of the most beautiful in the Philippines.  No motor vehicles are allowed within its vicinity, but some calesa operates in some parts of the streets.

Vigan Old House
The street itself is made up of cobblestone, with the heritage houses of the former Filipino-Chinese traders on the sides.  Majority of the houses have thick walls made of cement, brown and red bricks; the doors are wide made up of shiny and solid woods; the sliding windows are perfectly made from capiz shells, designed with iron grills and wood.  The ceilings are created higher, maybe this is for ventilation purposes.

Today, some of the century-old houses were converted into commercial shops, museums, restaurants, cafe and hotels.  Each shops are selling antiques, woven products, bags, basi, chicharon, jewelry, woodcraft and many more.  In night time, the gorgeous light in different, colors in each shops added an additional effects that registers in the camera.