Calle Crisologo, Vigan: 2024 Itinerary, Tourist Spots, History

Calle Crisologo is the top tourist attractions in Vigan City. Also called Mena Crisologo Street, it's named 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.

The History of Calle Crisologo, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur: 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.

The street itself is made up of cobblestone, with the heritage houses of the former Filipino-Chinese traders on the sides. The majority of the houses have thick walls made of cement, brown and red bricks; the doors are wide made up of shiny and solid wood; 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 sells antiques, woven products, bags, basi, chicharon, jewelry, woodcraft and many more. At night, the gorgeous light in different, colors in each shop added an additional effect that registers in the camera. READ: TOURIST SPOTS IN ILOCOS SUR