ILOCOS ROADTRIP (Day 3 -- A Day at VIGAN CITY)

The last day of our Ilocos-Visita Iglesia 3-day roadtrip was around Vigan City.  We crossed Crisologo St. again to reach St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral.  It was beside the church that we were able to negotiate for a P240 kalesa ride.  


ILOCOS ROADTRIP

By 11:30 am, we’re bound to our last church just outside Vigan City– the Bantay Church or the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity St. Augustine Church in Bantay, Ilocos Sur.


The 1590 baroque and Gothic inspired Parish and the belfry are among the oldest structures in Ilocos Sur which was preserved until today.


Bantay Church or the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity St. Augustine Church in Bantay, Ilocos Sur

 

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After the Bantay Church, we’re back at Vigan City for the city tour.

Birthplace of Father Burgos – a priest and martyr known for the acronym GOMBURZA
together with Mariano Gomez and Jacinto Zamora.  They were executed in 1872 at Bagumbayan Manila on charges of subversion arising from the 1872 Cavite mutiny.

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Burnay Jars or the Burnay Pottery – Fidel Antiporda Go, National Folk Artist awardees, is a descendant of the first Chinese potter who came to Vigan.


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Burnay Jars or the Burnay Pottery, vigan ilocos sur, things to do in vigan, vigan attractions, vigan tourist destinations

Burnay Jars or the Burnay Pottery, vigan ilocos sur, things to do in vigan, vigan attractions, vigan tourist destinations

Hidden Garden – known for its relaxing appeal to tourist with a native ambiance.  Food and refreshments like halo-halo, empanada, bagnet, coffee, shakes, etc are also available.


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Hidden Garden Vigan Ilocos Sur, vigan ilocos sur, things to do in vigan, vigan attractions, vigan tourist destinations

Baluarte Zoo – or the Chavit Singson home in Ilocos Sur that houses different animals or species from tortoise to pythons to birds, to camels, to llamas, to tiger even dinosaurs-figures...


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Before we ended our roadtrip, we bought as pasalubong chichacorns and basi wines.  Then at 430pm, we’re back on the road for our trip home.   


TravelbookPH now offers online hotel reservation for small, independent and budget hotels.  For rates and availability of accommodations in the Ilocos Region, check out this link.

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Travel Date: April 2010



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