[VIGAN] This is probably, the Philippines' most photographed street, I surmise
[VIGAN] Calle Crisologo at night
Vigan is the capital of the province of Ilocos Sur and it is the only World Heritage city in the Philippines. Vigan is the home of well-preserved colonial houses with extent that can never be seen anywhere else in the Philippines.
According to the decision of UNESCO, Vigan represents a unique fusion of Asian building design and construction with European colonial architecture and planning.
Vigan is also an exceptionally intact and well-preserved example of a European trading town in East and South-East Asia.
[VIGAN] Calesa along Burgos Street
[VIGAN] A Horse + Belfry
Vigan is the home of cultural activities and festivities. On January, Vigan celebrates her fiesta with the Longganisa Festival. Longganisa is an OTOP (one town one product) of Vigan, a very delicious sausage you should not miss.
[VIGAN] Longganisa Festival happens every January
During April, Vigan becomes a crowded city because it is the peak season for the arrival of tourists and visitors. April is the Semana Santa and Vigan celebrates the Holy Week extensively and deeply. Do try to visit Vigan during the whole Holy Week and you'll know what I mean.
[VIGAN] Semana Santa scene in this city
[VIGAN] Boklan Arts Festival
[VIGAN] Calesa Parade in the City
[VIGAN] Binatbatan Festival
[VIGAN] Bankathon: a boat race in Vigan's fishing community
[VIGAN] Pasagad Dressing
[VIGAN] Carabao as canvass
November is the month for the Vigan Raniag Twilight Festival it is another week-long celebration that is being celebrated in the darkness of the night. It happens during Halloween. It gives you a reason to enjoy the All Soul's Day. Every night, colorful lights make the Vigan streets brighter through float and costume parades including the candle-lighting at the Meztizo River.
[VIGAN] Mestizo River in Vigan
[VIGAN] Candle-lit Mestizo River on a Halloween
[VIGAN] Float Parade during the Raniag Twilight Festival
Live with the people of Vigan and love them. From there, you will learn that there are just culture and traditions that can not be explained in words and can not be showcased in festivals that you have to actually experience it for a considerable length of time for you to understand. That what makes Vigan unique.
[VIGAN] Central Business District: Notice the building designs
[VIGAN] Calle Crisologo
[VIGAN] A fisherman of Vigan's coastal communities
[VIGAN] St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral
Through the New7Wonders Cities campaign, I want more people to experience the culture and charm of Vigan, taste food you've never tasted before like the bagnet, empanada, pipian, miki, kaskaron, sinanglao, papaitan, dinardaraan, poqui-poqui, dinengdeng (diningding), pinakbet, toron, tinudok, tinubong, and many more!
To be able to realize this endeavour, being chosen as a new 7 wonder city will give this small city a chance to prove that size doesn't matter.
To vote for Vigan city, click here. /end