Calle Crisologo - Ilocos Sur

A tour in the UNESCO Heritage town of Vigan City would never be complete if you won't visit Calle Crisologo. Also known as Mena Crisologo Street, Vigan's most famous tourist spot gives everyone a chance to see and experience life during the Spanish Colonial Era.

Calle Crisologo

Calle Crisologo details

Calle Crisologo - Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

If you're wondering where the street got its name, it was named after Mena Pecson Crisologo. He is a writer and a respected "son" of the Ilocos region. He wrote Minig wenno Ayat ti Kararwa,  an Ilocano novel that many say is as passionate as Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere. Among Crisologo's works are Don Calixtofaro de la Kota Caballero de la Luna and Codigo Municipal.

Cars are not allowed to pass through Calle Crisologo

One of the old houses along Calle Crisologo.

You'd see plenty of wooden artworks sold in souvenir stores along Calle Crisologo

Join me walk through Calle Crisologo

Calle Crisologo is famous for its cobblestone streets, century-old houses, and calesas. Keep in mind that the street is closed to vehicular traffic and only calesas (horse-drawn carriages) are allowed there. Don't worry the whole stretch of Calle Crisologo can be toured by foot too.
Try riding the kalesa. It's a good experience here in Vigan City

Shopping time! There are numerous souvenir stores here worth visiting

The Backpack Adventures explores Calle Crisologo

By day the street is an enjoyable place to go about, take pictures, and let's not forget -to shop. You could purchase Vigan's best products in the many stores along Calle Crisologo.

Team Nicerio visits Calle Crisologo

By night the street is a magical and romantic place to stroll with your sweetheart. Let the cool breeze and the thematic 18th-century lamp posts give you a feel of what life was in the olden times. If you're alone, however, you could spend some quality time at Cafe Leona. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or a hearty meal if this wonderful restaurant.

Calle Crisologo Entrance Fee

It's FREE to visit and explore Calle Crisologo. However, make sure to bring money so that you can buy souvenirs or try out the food sold along the street. 

Calle Crisologo Operating Hours

Calle Crisologo is open 24/7

Why visit Calle Crisologo?

Calle Crisologo is a must-visit if you are touring Vigan City. In a way, you won't fully appreciate Vigan City without visiting this historic street.

Getting to Calle Crisologo:

1. From Manila, board a bus going to Laoag City.
bus fare: P650-750
2. Tell the conductor to let you off at Vigan City. Expect a 9-hour trip. 
3. Once you reach Vigan City, rent a tricycle to bring you to Calle Crisologo.
tricycle fare: P20-30

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  1. Wow, knowing a bout places like that can make ya a little teary haha. Goes to show how much of the world I truly don't know about, but thanks to you I've had the chance to take a peek.

    I also know some girls back home that would LOVE to have some of those purses and items as souvenirs.

    Another great spot, thanks Niel :)

    1. Thanks pal! In case you and your girls(LOL) would visit my country, I would be glad to tour you around. =)

  2. I will surely visit Vigan City someday. Thanks for sharing.


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