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Historic Weekend in Vigan

A June 2003 trip to Vigan by writeonthespot

Quote: Being in Vigan is like a trip to the historical Philippines. The old houses and the cobblestone streets, where horse-driven carriages roam, give one a feeling of how it was in the early 20th century with the Spaniards.

Historic Weekend in Vigan

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Overview

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Vigan has been declared a historic site by the Philippine government because of its historical relevance that is almost equal to Manila’s Intramuros. It is a small, quiet city that speaks of a lot of stories of the olden days of the Philippines depicted by the Spanish colonial architecture and baroque churches. Upon arrival at Vigan, walk through the preserved cobblestone street where antique shops are found and where most tourists have their photos taken. Since it's a small place, it is safe and enjoyable to have a tour of the city in a horse-driven carriage called the “calesa”. Go to the ruins of the old church with the bell tower as a tourist destination. Visit the local pottery makers and see how ...Read More

RF Aniceto Mansion Hotel

Hotel | "Aniceto Mansion"

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Aniceto Mansion is like an old house that was built during the Spanish period. The antique look and facilities are true to Vigan’s baroque ambiance. There are family portraits that hang on the walls ,which gives visitors a glimpse of the owners’ past. It may seem a bit eerie to be staying in a very old mansion, but the staff’s jovial and welcoming behavior, plus modern amenities, provides a warm and non-threatening ambiance.

The rooms are equipped with air-conditioners, a television, and private bathrooms. It is not so expensive and is very accessible since it is beside the cathedral and near the plaza. Remember to call Aniceto Mansion for reservations.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 10, 2006

RF Aniceto Mansion Hotel
1 Mena Crisologo Street
Vigan City

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