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Calle Crisologo, Vigan

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Historic Walking Area
With Spanish-style houses and calesas reminiscent of the old colonial era, a walk along Calle Crisologo reveals the heart of Vigan's UNESCO-protected mestizo district. Running 500 m (1,640 ft) in length, the cobblestoned street is crowded with inns and shops set in heritage buildings, testifying to the opulence of a former class of maritime merchants. Take a horse-drawn carriage for the full experience, or simply shop for colorful woven souvenirs. The street remains well-lit at night, making for an atmospheric evening stroll. Arrange to visit Calle Crisologo and other attractions in Vigan using our Vigan trip generator.
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  • The main attraction and reason for most Travellers to visit Vigan. A Street free of traffic except the horse pulled Callessas. The cobble stone set up and the mostly well maintained Spanish houses giv...  more »
  • It's just a 300-meter strip of souvenir shops in an ancient setting. Other than that, nothing more, Tip: do not rent a kalesa (horse carriage) to save money because everything is just a walk away.  more »
  • Very nice place, old design houses are amazing. As well the juice made from sugarcane with a calamansi twist, me and my boyfriend enjoy it, refreshing. We even bought it Baluarte when we got there. Pe...  more »
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  • Maybe I expected too much? The place is cool and looks historical but, some of the houses are being renovated with modern materials. It doesn't look appealing/genuine to me anymore. Anyways, it still looks clean and safe!
  • It was my second time around Calle Crisologo and it is just sad to note that through time a lot of changes has happened. it is loosing it's appeal and the nostalgic vibe.. slowly diminishing. A lot of the old structures had been renovated, some were repainted, improvements using metals on second floors are underway and clearly visible. Given a few years time, i think this once old and historical place will turn into a full blown commercial and modern street and Calle Crisologo would only be just a thing of the past. Such a sad thought for old souls like me who enjoys the simple ways of life!
  • Love to go back here again. It feels like you're in an old movie. The place is very 80's love the place especially at night, the old style houses and lightings. Very relaxing.
  • Definitely looks better in pictures then in person. Echoing other reviewers I was expecting more of a preserved town village then a short single street. I visited in Jan 2016. In some instances only the street facade is maintained with steel structures being inserted behind the facade. Interesting an operational funeral parlor was operating on the street. Many retail establishments and junk shops there for the tourist buck. Only interesting place was the antique/craft shop. Its building was in need of repair so it may not remain once repairs are made.
  • This is the only stretch in Vigan that still looks and feels retro. It's not entirely genuine, though. A lot of house and buildings are being constructed with modern materials. Kalesas (horse-drawn carriages) are just there for the fun and experience but not as a real mode of transportation. Anyway, with good and effective lighting, all these can be masked in a photo. Make sure to wear sunscreen, a cap and pack a bottle of water when in Calle Crisologo. Don't forget to try the famous Irene's Vigan Empanada before you go.