By the way, before I start touring you in Vigan virtually, let me give you an idea on how you can avail the Vigan tour of Metro Vigan Inn. Well, aside from directly going there, you may have your reservations at Metro Vigan Inn's online reservation service at www.metroviganinn.com or through their reservation office at (077) 674-0448 and (+63917) 824-3800. You may also want to like and check their Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/Metroviganinn.
Going back, the "Calasa Tour" rates at 700 Pesos per person. It is a 4-hour city Calesa tour which features the UNESCO World Heritage town of Vigan. The tour includes a visit to notable Vigan's churches, gardens, pottery, restaurants and the famous Calle Crisologo. Also, one can upgrade the package to what they called "Sunset Tour", which makes the whole tour lasts for 6 hours by adding up 300 Pesos per person. The Sunset Tour includes a trip to a zoo, a hotel, a museum, a snack at Vigan Empanadaan and lastly, at the Plaza Salcedo where tourists can witness Vigan's version of a Dancing Fountain.
|Let the Calesa Tour begin!|
St. Augustine Parish Church and Its Bell TowerThe St. Augustine Parish Church, one of the oldest churches of Ilocos Sur, was built in 1590. It was named after St. Agustine, the patron saint, by the Augustinian Friars. The church was damaged during WWII but was reconstructed in 1950.
Aside from being a bell tower, Bantay Bell Tower also served as a watchtower during Spanish colonial period. Bantay Bell Tower speaks for its name which means "guard" in our native language. The bell tower had witnessed several uprisings in the past and been guarding the town of Vigan/Ilocos Sur for several decades now.
|Outside view of St Augustine Church|
|Inside the church|
|The Bantayan Bell Tower|
|This is |
Calle CrisologoA well known street in Vigan which features Spanish Era ancestral houses. This street is one of the main reason why Vigan is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. People who'll visit Calle Crisologo can expect ancient tile roofs and floorings, balustrades and azoteas in varying Spanish, Mexican, and Chinese architectural styles.
|Crossing out one item on my travel bucket list!|
|The busy street of Calle Crisologo|
|Old yet so interesting|
|Selfie time! :)|
|Bloggers I met on this trip! (and some strangers also visiting Calle Crisologo)|
|Calle Crisologo by night|
|Their not ghost... its people who walks right in while I'm shooting in long exposure... oh well.|
Hidden Garden and Lilong & Lilang Restaurant
|Welcome to Hidden Garden!|
|My most favorite shot in this trip|
|Selfie and an empanada from Lilong & Lilang Restaurant|
|Welcome to Senorita Dulce!|
|Pasalubongs you can buy|
Hotel Salcedo de Vigan
|Presenting Hotel Salcedo de Vigan|
|Dancing Fountain show of Vigan|
|Yes, kids and kids at heart are allowed to play in the water|
|Forgot the name of this animal. By the way that's Soshi and Carol :)|
|Alice feeding the deers!|
|Posing with these cockatoos|
|Just some of the things you can buy|
|Tables and chairs may be empty... but look at the line in the cashier|