The Plaza Salcedo Complex of Vigan: The Cathedral, the Capitolio Provincial, the City Hall and the Arzobispado

Plaza Salcedo & Vigan Cathedral, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Plaza Salcedo & Vigan Cathedral, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

The plaza or town square has been the core of every Spanish colonial settlement in the Philippines. The plaza can be a venue of anything, from carnivals, fairs to public execution. Surrounding it are mostly important edifices of local authority. The heritage city of Vigan, the capital of Ilocos Sur, has one of the finest classical examples of the plaza complex…a heritage of urban planning in the Philippines. Continue reading The Plaza Salcedo Complex of Vigan: The Cathedral, the Capitolio Provincial, the City Hall and the Arzobispado

La Guardia: Bantay Ilocandia Sur

Morning came, well…early m0rning…after that long exhausting journey from Manila. We reached Vigan at around midnight with almost all of the hotels and inns fully booked! Talk about vacation during Christmas season! Anyway, we’ve managed to find a roadside hotel in the outskirts of Vigan City, in the town of Bantay.

And yes, the cocks crowed and that rustic Cordilleras dominate the landscape that is distinctly Ilocandia! First stop, Bantay Church…Oh well, before you enter the cabisera of Ilocos Sur province, you’ll have to pass by Bantay…pero kung tutuusin parang kabilang barangay lang ng Vigan ang Bantay, both town/city centers are so near each other! Continue reading La Guardia: Bantay Ilocandia Sur

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