Thursday, June 23, 2011

Welcome to Old Spanish Vigan
UNESCO World Heritage - This is how Vigan, the oldest Spanish settlement in the Philippines, after Cebu and Manila, looked like - day and night - way back in the 16th century. Today Vigan is the top tourists' attraction in the whole of the Ilocos Region. Photos by Matthew Marlo Rotor who hails from the place. (Vigan is 400 km north of Manila, reached in 6 hours on first class buses. Check flight schedule to Vigan, or Laoag. From Laoag, it's 90 km by land down to Vigan.)

1 comment:

Vicente said...

Please review history. The oldest Spanish settlements in the Philippines in order are:
1. Cebu
2. Manila
3. Cidad Fernandina (Vigan City)