Calle Crisologo, Vigan

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. Work out when and for how long to visit Calle Crisologo and other Vigan attractions using our handy Vigan online trip itinerary builder .
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  • The place seems to be decently preserved from the time of colonial Spain, however, the road only takes about 10 minutes to explore and is full of souvenir shops and a few hotel/restaurants. Seems noth...  more »
  • No one visits Vigan without walking along this rich-in-history famous street, lined up of old architectural structures built in the Spanish era. Named after a prominent son of Ilocos, Mena Pecson Cris...  more »
  • I saw the picture and I thagth tha it will be nicer. All the little shops looks the same. The calle is too short. I think that resturants and cafe are missing there.  more »
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  • Very beautiful street preserved very well showing the historical influence in this area. The streets are very accurately preserved and we'll worth the visit. It's not too overcrowded or overwhelming aside from the typical tourist trinket and souvenir shops that line both side of the street for the entire length. Have not seen the street at night or in the rain or both but I imagine that would make for the most incredible views and photo opportunities
  • Don't go to early because I went there around 7 am. The stores are still close. Preferred for you to go is around 10am. Or night. At night its good because the street lights. And the stores are already open. Don't forget to bring your umbrella.
  • Calle Crisologo is just one straight lane of old and well preserved houses and establishments. Came across this street several times before I realize that it's the "Calle Crisologo" already. IG worthy. Don't get me wrong, Vigan is really a nice place to showcase Philippine culture and history its just that Calle Crisologo a little over rated for me.
  • Top destination not just for the locals but also for the foreigners. You'll be thinking of Spanish era once you set foot on this street. The best part is the night time. The street is very alive with a yellow light that makes the area looks like on sepia mode. Great place for those who loves photography!
  • This street is the typical tourist image of Vigan. Best to come at night when the lighting is just right to bring you back in time. It’s a nice, shop-lined walk but don’t expect too much.

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Where to stay in Vigan

With the main places to see in Vigan located on Crisologo Street, you'll find the primary accommodations in town close by. The pedestrianized street houses few accommodations itself, but the connecting roads offer some luxury and mid-range hotels set in atmospheric colonial-era buildings. The further you get from the cobbles of Crisologo, the more modern the accommodations, with newly built hotels in both the north and south of town, and some particularly budget-friendly options located along Liberation Boulevard as it crosses the river to the east.
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