HOTEL VENETO DE VIGAN
Bonifacio St., Barangay I, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur 2700
We are right in front of Vigan Post Office.
If you prefer, you can talk to our courteous customer service representatives at –
Telephone No. (6377) 674-0938
Mobile +63998-5554421 or +63917-5871965
Email Address: [email protected]
Getting to Vigan
Vigan is accessible by various transport vehicles from Manila and other nearby provinces and cities. It may be reached through public utility buses which range from ordinary, first class air conditioned, up to cozy deluxe types.
There are four Bus Companies operating within Vigan such as: Dominion Bus Corp., Partas Trans. Co., Aniceto Transportation and Viron Transit. They operate direct bus services from Vigan City to Manila, Baguio, Laoag and other parts of Luzon.
Mindoro Airport is within the heart of Vigan. At present, only chartered and private planes use it. However, the Laoag International Airport in nearby Laoag City caters to commercial domestic planes as well as international flights particularly to and from Taipei, Taiwan and certain parts of mainland China.
Getting Around Vigan
These local taxis are widely available around the city. For just a minimal cost, you can reach nearby destinations or even hire them further as you please.
Calesa (horse drawn carriage)
This centuries-old horse-drawn carriage is indeed a popular icon in Vigan. Foreigners and local tourists make it a point to traverse the streets of Vigan, Sta. Catalina, San Vicente, Bantay, Caoayan and other nearby towns through the calesa. Ride on and feel the aura of the past!
- Explore Calle Crisologo, the cobble-stoned street in Vigan with its Spanish Period ancestral houses – a photographer’s delight.
- Visit the Syqiua Mansion, where former President Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Republic of the Philippines, once lived.
- See the weavers of the “abel cloth”, a traditional hand woven cloth used as shawls, blankets, blouses, dresses and placemats.
- Try your hand at “burnay” making at Pagburnayan where local pottery is still done the traditional way.
- Capture the past with a visit to Father José Burgos’ ancestral home.
- Take a calesa ride with Manong Cochero around Vigan, the Bantay Belltower, Baluarte and nearby towns.
- At night, watch the breath taking Dancing Fountains at Plaza Salcedo.
Vigan City Festivals
- Vigan City Fiesta – (Longganisa Festival) Celebrated on the 3rd week of January to commemorate the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul and the anniversary of Vigan’s Cityhood featuring the colorful Longganisa Festival.
- Binatbatan Festival – Celebrated 1st week of May. This summer festival, crafted in 1993 to nurture the pride of Bigueños in their unique and historic city, is one of the biggest and most colorful cultural attractions in the North, drawing crowds from all over the Philippines and abroad who come to celebrate in setting replete with history and cultural treasures.Festivities include Binatbatan Street Dancing,Calesa Parade, Karbo Festival, Traditional Games, religious rituals in honor of Black Nazarene, Abel fashion shows, exhibits, trade/food fairs and other exciting events.
- Solidarity – Celebrated every 8th day of September, it is highlighted by various events such as the Repazzo de Vigan, Historia Oral, Visita Museo ken Balbalay, Comidas de Ayer, Fotografias de Recuerdos, Exhibits and Cultural Shows. In the Philippines, this is celebrated only in Vigan,the only World Heritage City in the country. The celebration affirms the endeavor of all heritage cities to protect their culture for humanity.
- Raniag Twilight Festival – Celebrated on the last last 3days of October to first 2days of November.’Raniag’ means light which connotes the light that we offer to the lord in thanksgiving, the beacon that symbolizes our love for our departed kin and warmth of the bonding renewed in reunions held during All Saints Day.Festivities include Streetdancing in the night, Paper Hot Air Balloon Flying, River Floral Floaters and Community Arros Caldo Picnic.
- Artes Ita Pascua – (Lantern and Torch Parade) Held in the month of December pay homage to the talents of Bigueño in the seven arts as well as our traditional way of celebrating Christmas. Biguenos also show off their creativity and artistry in making lanterns from indigenous materials.
- Panagyaman a Padaya ita Paskua (The Vigan Family Thanksgiving Festival) Celebrated by the citizens of Vigan on December 12.