Information about Crisologo Museum
Crisologo Museum is an ancestral house turned into a museum by the Crisologos, who happens to be one of Vigan’s most prominent political family figure. The museum is a few walks away from the Vigan Cathedral.
It is famous not only because of the family name attached to it but with its wide range of memorabilia as it also houses historical and political remains of what shaped the Ilocos province and the whole Philippines.
Floro S. Crisologo was one of the popular congressmen and was the head of the Crisologo family who ruled in Vigan in the 1970s. The surname grew popularity and love from the residents of the North as he authored some laws that created the University of Northern Philippines. He is also the one who is behind the establishment of the Social Security System that helped thousands of Filipinos today.
When he was at the St. Paul’s Cathedral one Sunday, Floro was shot in the head by an unidentified gunman that even until today no one can name of. He was survived by his children and wife, Carmeling Crisologo. The remaining Crisologos stated that they will not seek revenge but would like to honor the patriarch by turning the ancestral house into a museum that we see today.
How to get there
Crisologo Museum is located at A. Reyes Street, Vigan, Ilocos Sur. The easiest way to get to the attraction is by a guided tour or by riding a jeepney going to Silang Street. Ask the driver to drop you off at Calle Crisologo. From there, it is 2-3 minutes walk to the museum.
Best time to visit
It is an all-year round destination open daily. Crisologo Museum has 2 visiting sessions: morning session from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, and afternoon session from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.