Attractions

Calle Crisologo

Written by Patrick

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OVERVIEW

Calle Crisologo at Night

Caption: Calle Crisologo at Night

You can never travel to Vigan without stepping foot on Calle Crisologo.  The most photographed street in Vigan, Calle Crisologo is known for its cobblestone pavements and old Spanish structures.  These structures used to be houses of wealthy families during the Spanish colonial period but several were destroyed by fire during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.  The burned houses were later on reconstructed and have been converted into inns, cafes, and shops selling items such as accessories, furniture, antiques, and other souvenir items.

Before it became Calle Crisologo in the 1900s, this historic street was called by various names – Calle Escolta de Vigan in the 500s during the Spanish period, Kasanglayan, and Washington Street during the American period.

Calle Crisologo can be explored either on foot or through a kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) ride.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Calle Crisologo
Type of Attraction:
Historical
Address:
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Website:
Phone:
(077) 722-8771 – 75 local 104
Hours:
Always open
Closed:
None
Best Time to Visit:
November to April
Food & Drink:
YES
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
Cost per Person:  $1-5
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
P150 ($3 USD) – Kalesa ride (varies depending on destination/duration)
Notes:
Wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes ideal for walking on uneven cobblestones.

Bring an umbrella, hat, scarf, and fan to help beat the heat and protect yourself from the sun during the tour.

MAP

This attraction  is located on Luzon Island in Vigan City.

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NEED TO KNOW

How to get to Calle Crisologo? 

By Plane from Manila

  1. From Manila, the most convenient way to get to Vigan is via airplane to Laoag International Airport.  Cebu Pacific has a flight to Laoag everyday while Philippine Airlines has at least once a week.  It is best to check the official website of each airline for the updated schedule.
  2. From Laoag Airport, take a tricycle to the bus terminal.  The terminal is 20 minutes away from the airport via tricycle and the tricycle fee costs around P200 ($4 USD).
  3. Buses plying the Laoag-Vigan route leave for Vigan every 30 minutes from early morning until nighttime.  Travel time is around two to three hours and the fare is between P120 ($2.4 USD) to P160 ($3.2 USD).  Alternatively, you can also take a van or rent a car to Vigan City.
  4. The terminal, you can take a tricycle or walk to Calle Crisologo located about 500 km. away.

By Bus from Manila

  1. There are several bus companies plying the Manila-Vigan route.  The options include Dominion Bus Lines, Farinas, GV FLorida, Maria de Leon, Partas, RCJ Bus Lines, and Viron Transit.  Partas has terminals in Pasay and Cubao.  Travel time is around 8 to 9 hours and the fare ranges from P830 ($16.6 USD) to P1000 ($20 USD) depending on the type of bus and accommodation.
  2. From Vigan City bus terminal, you can take a tricycle or walk to Calle Crisologo located about 500 km. away.

Airport closest to Calle Crisologo

Laoag Airport is the airport closest to Calle Crisologo.  It is located about 85 kilometers away and about two to three hours travel time via bus.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 10:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is always open. 

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.  Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the attraction are allowed at this attraction.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

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Photos

The following are some photos of this attraction.

Videos

The following is a video of this attraction.

NEARBY

The following are other points of interest nearby:

  • Vigan Heritage Mansion
  • Crisologo Museum
  • Syquia Mansion Museum
  • Plaza Burgos
  • Plaza Salcedo
  • Vigan Cathedral

READ MORE: Vigan City Visitors Guide

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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