The historical Plaza Salcedo, an eliptical, elevated plaza is a landmark in Vigan with the most dramatic and massive change. Unlike Vigan's great museums and precious mansions and ancestral houses, only a little has been changed and as much as possible, they must be retained the way they looked when those structures were constructed. The plaza is named after Juan de Salcedo, the founder of the old Villa Fernandina de Vigan which later became Ciudad Fernandina and Vigan City at present.
History tells that this plaza was susceptible to fire during the Spanish regime. So the plan then was to create a man-made lagoon to minimize fire incidents. The original concept dating back some hundred of years ago is retained until March 2013 wherein a dramatic addition has been added to the once quiet and laid back park in between the Vigan Cathedral and the Ilocos Sur Capitol. The addition is a world class dancing fountain. Anyway I won't talk much. I will fill this post with a lot of photos.
Vigan Dancing Fountain
But before we forget the old feel of the Plaza Salcedo that for sure we will all miss, let's view some photos below (minus the fountain tubes).
I will miss the old Plaza Salcedo
Crowd of Spectators
I have no more words to say. I am left speechless.