November 1, 2012
It’s November 1, our second day in the historic city of Vigan and also our TOUR DAY! YAY! 🙂 I decided to separate the post into two since its such a busy day and there’s so much stuff to place.
Tricycles – One of the major transportations that is used in the city.
We toured using a Calesa (horse -drawn carriage) , it costs 150/hour. Here I am with my friends in a very candid and “paturista” way 😛 (c) Nina Barbero
Our first stop is Padre Burgos House,
The collection of Iloco-Kankanay-Itneg culture, (L-R) Pictures of the natives, Cotton Wool and Ceramic jars. The museum also house a Pag-Ablan (Wooden Loom)
Memorabilias of the Burgos’ Family (L-R) Glass fixtures, period telephone and sewing machine.
After the museum we headed to Calvario Hill, which ten minutes away from Vigan capitol. It is where the picturesque Bantay Bellfry is located.
The bell tower together with the St. Augustine Church , is one of the oldest churches in the north ans was built in 1590.
You can see the mountains of the province of Abra from the tower. Aside from that this tower served as a defense against enemies during World War II.
The tower also served as the location of Fernando Poe’s Jr. Panday and Jericho Rosales remake of its TV Series counterpart.
There are three bells on the side that has three different functions, the smallest for christening (Binyag), Middle for Wedding (Kasal) and lastly for the dead (libing).
The biggest in the middle is used for mass and during calamities where townsfolk needed warning. This bell also has a hole where “Panday” draw his sword. The kuya in the Bell tower is very welcoming and gives alot of trivias and he also takes good pictures :).
Your’s truly 🙂 Very turista lang ang vibe 🙂 (c) Nina Barbero
The interiors of St. Augutine Church, that served as the sanctuary for Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Ilocandia. it is said that the lady has been protecting the province from generations to generations.
Of course we will not miss having our picture taken in the beautiful tower. (C) kuya tour guide and Gino Ong. After we headed back to Solid North for lunch. We’re such hungry babies! Our next stop Baluarte and Caoyan 🙂
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