Calle Crisologo is our first stop within our itinerary for our road trip to northern Luzon. Coming from Cavite, we have reached this heritage site after a 12-hour drive.
Arriving this heritage site seems like riding a DeLorean for 12 hours and heading back 200 years to the past... literally. The whole length of the street has been preserved as if you are there during the Spanish colonial era of the Philippines.
The houses are used as business establishments, antique shops, and some are made as hostels. They are privately owned and the houses have been handed over for generations. The houses at this street have been preserved to maintain its Spanish architecture look and was even spared during the World War II by a Japanese soldier who had a love affair with a local.
Chairs made of narra wood are available to the public for them to rest for while and seek shelter from the sun's scorching heat at noon; and it doubles itself as a photo booth for the tourists as well.
|Kalesa at Calle Crisologo|
Kalesas (horse-drawn transport) are also available that boost the "blast to the past" look while you enjoy the view as you ride along the half-kilometer scenic preservation.
Calle Crisologo is a worthy stop at Ilocos and staying overnight indulge you to a romantic scenery and breeze of a preserved Filipino culture.
Calle Crisologo and Vigan City has been mapped by Schadow1 Expeditions and contributed to Philippine mapping consortia such as +OpenStreetMap Philippines and RoadGuide.ph as part of our advocacy to ensure that a Filipino must not be a stranger to his own motherland.
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