Viva la Vigan! Places to visit with your family in Vigan

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Learn, play and bond as a family in this city filled with history- Vigan!

During the summer, many Filipino families choose to go down to the beach or up to the cool mountains. But it would also be good to plan a different kind of holiday, one where the kids can enjoy activities beyond swimming or shopping.

Up north is a quaint city that is perfect for family fun. This is the heritage city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur.

In December 1999, Vigan City was honored with the distinction of being one of the UNESCO Heritage Sites for its successful efforts at conserving its historical sites. Then, in December 2014, it was declared as one of the New Seven Wonder Cities (N7WC) of the world.

It’s one thing to read or watch about this fantastic site in magazines or TV. It’s another to actually roam Vigan’s famous cobble-stoned streets, ride the calesa, and touch and feel the antique furniture in the heritage houses. Here, you can view the collection of masterpieces in a museum hotel, travel through time in a conservation museum, see the birthplace of a former president, and watch how traditional crafts are made by third or fourth generation Biguenos who have learned their art and skill from their elders.

So, if you’re planning on enriching your family’s next travel experience with a little historical flavor, check out some of these favorite Vigan attractions.

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