its a nice tourist destination. musical fountain is really good. but they need to improve cleanliness.
there were garbage everywhere.
they should stop the calesa rides through Crisologo street. only 2% of the tourists ride the calesas but the smell of the horses and their manure spoil the dinner of the people on the streets.
my grand daughter vomited because of the bad smell of the horses. they should have calesa rides in an area that is open and airy. not in the center of the city where there are thousands of pedestrians.
Vigan is a wonderful city. Even outside the heritage town, you can visit sites and restaurants that are beyond expectation
Good food, friendly people, clean places,must-see churches, Baluarte, heritage village, and fountain show; best to visit the heritage village and surrounding attractions on foot or while riding the calesa
Vigan has something to offer to everyone. The scorching heat may be a concern but once you get over it, you'll pleasantly enjoy your stay, regardless of the reason.
Most attractions are free of charge and the only concern is how to get from one point to another. The nightly water and lights show at the Plaza in front of the church, Calle Crisologo with it's preserved charm, Baluarte teeming with flora and fauna, the Hidden Garden restaurant, the pocket beaches (with powdery grey sands), Vigan is a nice place to explore. Make sure you also taste the famous Empanada, Longganisa and Sinanglaoan for that authentic Ilocano gastronomic feast.
Vigan is trying to become a tourist destination, and doing a good job, nice resturants, but need more night life, bars like Angeles to keep the tourist there at night.
The well lighted walking street and water show at the plaza at night is wonderful, but not enough to keep you entertained. Night tempurture is great, but days are hot.
I was told this place is must to see. Yes, it is for one day. After that thee is nothing to see. Over rated city.
....One day visit is enough.
Very old city, buil in the old spanish period. Vigan has a lot of things to see in the city: churches, center, shops, etc.
You will enjoy staying here for a few days. Transport is good and busses to Manila go regular.
Vigan has been touted as a heritage city due to the preserved street and houses. I hope more old houses open theirs so more places to visit.
Loom weaving & traditional pottery making should be given more attention. Other Asian cities have them too. I hope they try to give more attention to it.
The main street of Vigan is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has been restored and has intact Spanish colonial buildings.
It is attractive and pedestrian only. The rest of the main old town is not as attractive and has trikes, scooters and cars clogging the narrow streets and belching fumes. Outside of the pedestrian street, the air quality is poor. Outside of the main pedestrian street, very little has been done to make the city attractive in any way. There are few decent restaurants--even on the main pedestrian street, there are mostly chain restaurants with greasy food. Vigan is a good stop on the way to Loag or Pagudpud or going south to La Union but there is nothing to do besides walk up and down the main street. Two hours is sufficient.
Cafe Leona's is just so so for us. We were looking for authentic Ilocano or Vigan food. Visit the museum for a little bit of culture.
Wakeup early in the morning around 5am if you want to have clear and clean photograph Calle Crisologo. There are no stalls and the street is empty.
A UNESCO city, cultural place and nice to visit. Many horse drawn carriages and cobble stone roads. A well preserved city, with a solid tourist theme for culture and heritage of the 1850's
Perfect city to spend the weekend, learn a lot about history, culture, heritage, and feel like you are in older times since the streets, houses' antique architecture are still preserved.
Food is great, and sights are great too.
the visit to the city attractions was very good and we did enjoy ourself very much and the zoo even put on a show while we were visiting which was nice.
I would defiantly recommend going to the zoo while you are there.
Must try local fare: sinanglaw (sour broth with pork innards), bagnet (deep fried pork) and poqui-poqui (eggplant salad) at Hidden Garden restaurant.
Twas like going back in time. If one is passionate about culture and history, this Heritage City should be on your bucket list of places to visit.
It's like travelling back in time. Visit the heritage village, syquia mansion, eat their native delicacies like bagnet, longganisa and 3mpanada.
Try pottery and visit the belltower as well
Try to visit Bell Tower and Calle Crisologo. you will feel that you are really in a different place. try it.
try vigan langonisa and empanada,visit baluarte zoo,must see heritage century old houses and museums.
City of vigan is a memorable place to stay its like your in another place that you've never been. Try and experience the 15 th century.
It's an interesting World Heritage site, with plenty worth taking photos of. Rather crowded (we were there over the Christmas Season).
Some fascinating old buildings and museums.
The best heritage city I ever known. We have this kind of place also in Indonesia but not well maintained.
Friendly people and mostly know how to speak English is always helping. Local food fresh "Empanada" is a must try one there at Plaza Burgos. For travelers like couple and family are always recommended to visit this awesome place.
i love vigan.,it full of history.they don,t collect fees to their attractions.the food especially the ukoy wow crispy and taste good, maybe this is the reason i am going back.
the people of vigan are very friendly. they go out of their way to treat guests with all the hospitality a people could muster.
a must-see city with lots of history and romance.
Vigan is an old, historical town, rich in culture. A lot of the buildings/houses date back to the spanish times (1600-1800s).
It's quite small so you can see everything there is to see and do in one day. It's a good stopover for those wanting to go further north to Laoag or Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte.
This is a pretty town with a lot of charm and history. The horse drawn carriage rides are fun. There are many restaurants and cafes here.
I would only stay one or two nights there is not much to do after that.
The city is an important part of the Philippine heritage and culture hence should be restored and preserved.
And since it is being marketed as one of the major tourist spots in the country, the relevant government agency should do something to address basic tourism essentials such as clean and working toilets.
Nice, clean and save city with friendly people. Make a horse cart tour from the city center that will lead you to all tourist spots for a reasonable price.
Walk at Calle Crisologo and you'll find great stuffs there. Should bring ample amount of money as you'll find good things to buy.
We also hired a tricycle to visit different attractions such as a pottery place (where we tried doing pots), Syquia mansion (house of former President), Hidden Garden (also a restaurant) and Baluarte (a zoo that is cost-free). Make sure to get good deals with tricycle drivers who shall also serve as your tour guide. We got ours for Php50 each attraction (but we give additional for a great experience).