Vigan

Vigan: A picturesque stroll through memory lane

If ever there is a place in the Philippines that could look like a place right out of a history book, it’s Vigan. This town is one of the oldest in the country and is known for being a place frozen in the Spanish-colonial era. With its streets of cobblestone and darkwood establishment that you can roam around riding horse-drawn carriages (locally called kalesa), Vigan is definitely a place to see if you want to experience the Filipino history the right way.

The capital city of the province of Ilocos Sur is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a town where Hispanic-inspired structures were able to survive time and again. Architectural aesthetics is something you can appreciate in Vigan as it shows the unique and beautiful fusion of both the Filipino and European designs.

Besides being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vigan is also  officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities of the world.