Monday, June 29, 2009

My World#29 Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Stepping into Calle Crisologo is like stepping back into time when the Philippines was still under Spanish regime. Calle Crisologo is part of the heritage village in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur located at the northern part of the Philippines. The centuries old houses in Calle Crisologo are mostly still in use nowadays as inns, restaurants, woodworks, and antique stores. Except for horse-drawn carriages, other vehicles are not allowed inside the well-known street.

With its cobblestone covered street and centuries-old Spanish-inspired houses, Calle Crisologo is a must-see place.

Note: the first pic with the sign "Tongson's Royal Bibingka - The Home of Original Royal Bibingka". The bibingka means "local rice cake". Quite delicious really.

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Sylvia K June 29, 2009 at 4:35 PM  

Marvelous, colorful shots! Looks like a fun place! Thanks for sharing!

SandyCarlson June 29, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

These are gorgeous photos that take me back in time. The world has been small yet vast and beautiful for a very long time!

Sally in WA June 29, 2009 at 7:44 PM  

Great pictures! Looks very inviting.

irene June 29, 2009 at 10:46 PM  

This place is a time capsule...beautiful photos.

Wolynski June 30, 2009 at 2:24 AM  

Very pretty photos. I was just thinking, how come all these Spanish names and then you explained.

nadia June 30, 2009 at 2:25 AM  

I've visited Vigan with my friends in 2003, and had an amazing time. We saw a lot of painters in that street, busy with their sketches. Oh, and the ride in the horse-drawn carriage was fun (except that the driver initially charged us in dollars!)

Great pictures!

Jenn Jilks June 30, 2009 at 3:59 AM  

Great post! Thanks for visiting My Muskoka, My World!

Arija June 30, 2009 at 4:17 AM  

What a wonderful place. I am so glad it has remained an an historical relic. Very beautiful.

All2Read June 30, 2009 at 6:55 AM  

Beautiful place.
Looking forward to visit there someday.

The Nomadic Pinoy July 5, 2009 at 5:20 AM  

Time that stood still is indeed evocative of Calle Crisologo. I hope its UNESCO status will ensure its protection and preservation for generations to come.

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