Vigan Palacio De Arzobispado recommended places to go and things to do, with tips, photos, videos, and travel information - Travel Philippines Now

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Vigan Palacio De Arzobispado recommended places to go and things to do, with tips, photos, videos, and travel information

Vigan (Ilocano: Siudad ti Vigan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Vigan) is the capital of the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of the few towns left in the Philippines whose old structures have mostly remained intact, and it is well known for its sett pavements and a unique architecture of the Philippine colonial era which fuses Native Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial Spanish architecture that is still abundant in the area, mainly the Bahay na Bato houses and an Earthquake Baroque church. 

The entire city of Vigan was later inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage City after being declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC).

In May 2015, Vigan City was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities, putting Vigan on the world map as a top tourist spot that should be in any traveler’s bucket list. 

The locals are more than happy to show you around top Vigan tourist spots and other places of interest, including a number of parks and museums, a beach facing the West Philippine Sea, and a safari-like zoo, to mention just a few of its must-see attractions.

PALACIO DE ARZOBIZPADO is the residence of the Archbishop of Nueva Segovia. It was built around 1783, and is one of the biggest colonial residence in the Heritage City of Vigan. It is fully functional as the residence of the Archbishop, as well as the place of the Archdiocesan Curia Offices. 

PALACIO DE ARZOBIZPADO should not be missed when visiting Vigan. It has a museum called Museo Nueva Segovia which showcases archdiocesan archives, a throne room, antique portraits of bishops, manuscripts, and other religious artifacts from various colonial churches all over Ilocos Sur. 

From Manila there are various bus terminals to choose from that goes to the Ilocos. It is a long 9-hour bus ride to Vigan, so take an evening ride. From Vigan, there are tricyles, buses, and mini-buses that ply these towns which will bring you to the Calle Crisologo where the PALACIO DE ARZOBIZPADO is found.

Here are some pictures of PALACIO DE ARZOBIZPADO:

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