This archbishop palace remains to be the seat of religious power as it used to be during the Spanish colonial periods to the Philippines.
Two prominent people in the history of the Philippines have sought refuge in this old building. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the very first president of the Philippines made this old building as their headquarters when he came to Vigan in 1898.
This is indeed a very historic landmark that tourists and travelers who are going to Vigan fail to visit or worse, even fail to discover the significance of it. This building is a living symbol of the greatest influence of the Spaniards to the Philippines - the Roman Catholic religion.
This historical building is built in front of Nueva Segovia Street in front of the Vigan Metropolitan Cathedral and another historical landmark, the Plaza Salcedo.
In spite of the wars, the Spanish colonization, the American invasion to the Japanese master plans for the Philippines, the role of Arzobizpado de Nueva Segovia never ceased. It remains as it is.