Information about Vigan Heritage Village
Vigan Heritage Village
One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in the Philippines is Vigan Heritage Village. The village gained recognition globally for being able to preserve its unique cobblestone streets and their Spanish colonial architecture that will definitely take its visitors back in time during the Spanish occupation in the country.
As the Village’s World Heritage inscription states, “it is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia.” Vigan’s architecture is a combination of the influences from Europe and China that shaped the townscape through the years.
Aside from sightseeing the Spanish Colonial architecture, you may enjoy other fun activities around the historic village. You may ride a kalesa (horse carriage) for a more historical experience touring around the village. A visit to Calle Crisologo is highly recommended if you are a fan of unique antique pieces and hand-made souvenirs.
How to get there
Once you are in Vigan City, take a quick tricycle ride or get to Vigan Heritage Village comfortably on foot.
Best time to visit
The village is an all-year-round destination and can be visited any time of day.