This is one, if not, the famous landmark in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Calle Crisologo is an epitome of the Spanish influence in the country. There are only a few places that have preserved the structures showing the rich cultural past of the place. It is said that Calle Crisologo is a center of commerce during the old times.
Calle Crisologo is a few walks away from Vigan Cathedral, Plaza Salcedo, and Plaza Burgos (other places worth taking photos of when in Vigan).
Calle Crisologo is a street full of old houses, stores, souvenir items and good food.
If you’re a photographer, this is one place in the Philippines that is a MUST especially for new hobbyists. Photowalking along Calle Crisologo is worth the trip.
With all those old houses influenced by Spanish architecture, you can imagine how it was like during the some time in the past.
Most of the old houses are reconstructed again for a viable tourist attraction or commercial place – where most of the showcases are souvenir items.
The pre-world war 2 look of the place is reinforced by “kalesa”, carriage pulled by horses.
It’s best to visit Calle Crisologo at night as the lights put more mood into the place, giving it nostalgic appeal.
Plus, walking during daytime may be a burden due warmer temperature. It is also good to hangout along the street in restaurants during night with friends.
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