ADD TO LISTSituated in the northwest coast of Luzon, Vigan is considered one of the best preserved Spanish colonial towns in the Philippines, known for its cobblestone streets and its unique fusion of Asian and European architectural styles. It was once an important coastal trading post.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Vigan
Vigan is a huge on culture when it comes to the Spaniards colonial houses. It also know for its trade of pottery, the palatable longganissa (stuffed pork meat into sausages). There's also an old steeple that's quite popular because it was where the movie "Ang Panday" (the blacksmith)was filmed.
A fun throwback to colonial days are the calesa horse-drawn carriages that still clip-clop through Vigan's streets. Rates for calesa rides should be the same as those for the many tricycles , P8-10 within the city limits. But you could also hire a private calesa for around P150 per hour.
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride and, while aboard, scope out the shops, restaurants, and photo ops you'd like to explore later, and remember to haggle with the vendors.
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