The Poor Traveler and his friends only had one destination in our itinerary for the third day of our Ilocos Tour --- Vigan! We started scouring the area for Vigan longganisa but along the way, we found ourselves buying hats, shirts, and bottles of native vinegar while taking tons of picture."
Calle Crisologo is probably the most visited street in Vigan. Walking down this cobbled street is like walking into the Spanish colonial era. Many of the houses here belonged to prominent families who prospered because of the Manila-Acapulco trade. It is flanked with old heritage houses, which keep the “period” charm of the place. Most houses feature a unique mixture of Asian and European design and architecture — red-tiled roofs, large doors, massive walls, capiz shell windows.