Abel Weavers of Camanggaan | Things to do in Vigan City -Ilocos Sur
|Address:||Brgy. Camanggaan, Vigan City , Ilocos Sur|
Found in the center of the historic district, Calle Crisologo is this most photographed street is lined on both sides with rows of ancestral houses. It remains closed to motorized vehicles. Walking the stretch brings back memories of the colonial period. The ancestral homeowners have found adaptive reuse for their properties that include bed and breakfast, offices, restaurants and shops that sell souvenir items, antiques and furniture.
It houses the memorabilia of the late Congressman Floro Crisologo and his wife, former Governor Carmeling Crisologo. Cong. Crisologo was the founder of the University of Northern Philippines and also regarded as the father of Social Security System in the Philippines.
Hotel Luna is the first and only museum hotel in the Philippines. It showcases the finest in Philippine art, boasting of rare and vintage artworks and dynamic modern pieces from master painters, contemporary artists, to national artists including Juan Luna masterpieces.
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The house was built in 1758 by the spouses Don Francisco de la Encarnacion and Dona Rosa Anastacia, both Mestizos de Sangley of the Pariancillo de esta Ciudad de Vigan. The house was bequeathed to Don Florentino Encarnacion, born on March 14, 1776 and was married to Dona Josefina Lucia on February 6, 1797. When Don Florentino died on April 14, 1821, it was bequeathed to Don Gil Encarnacion, born on July 1, 1800 who became Gobernadorcillo of the Mestizo Section of Vigan, 1844. He married Dona Roberta Singson de Mesa on July 30, 1832. The couple was blessed with six children, two boys and four girls, all born in this house. They were: Petronila, married to Don Vicente Romero Syquia; Tranquilino, married to Anselma Foz Prudencio; Castor, who became a priest; Angela, mother of Don Honorato Encarnacion; Juliana, single, who became a wealthy woman of Vigan; and Benita, married to Don Agrifino Singson. The house was bequeathed to Srta. Juliana Encarnacion, a business-minded woman of Ciudad Fernandina de Vigan and who owned many rice fields in nearby towns. She adopted some children and treated them as her own. Later, she gave them their own properties. When Srta. Juliana died in July 9, 1919, the house was bequeathed to Dr. Ramon Encarnacion. In time, he bequeathed it to his son, Atty. Ramon Encarnacion, who later converted it into a hotel named Fernandina Hotel. (Source: The City Government of Vigan)
After acquiring the hotel in 2007, Dr. Benito Purugganan, Jr. and his wife, Yolanda Guerrero, restored it to a modern hotel, yet maintaining the classic characteristics of a Vigan ancestral house. The original structure was L-shaped, with the west wing added during restoration. It being within the Vigan Heritage Village, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, CFH has been restored in accordance with UNESCO guidelines to preserve its authenticity as a Vigan heritage house.
The Cordillera Inn Hotel & Restaurant provides free high-speed WiFi, meaning you won’t have a problem staying connected during your trip. The Hotel comprises spacious and well renovated twenty four (24) room accommodations to satisfy the needs of all kinds of travellers. Rooms are equipped with cable TVs, standard room amenities, distinctively-designed ornaments and spacious bathroom with hot and cold shower. The hotel’s restaurant is an ideal option for guests wishing to eat in. Alternatively, there is a wide selection of international restaurants only a short stroll away.
Gordion Hotel is a twin ancestral house with a courtyard and ruins. Restored to its’ 18th century look, it is furnished with antiques and memorabilia that complement the comfortable modern day amenities.
Gordion Hotel is conveniently located at the heart of Vigan City. A short 30second walk to Calle Crisologo, the main attraction in Vigan and home to antique shops, souvenir stores, restaurants and a disco club. Tourists walk to famous spots like Syquia Mansion (of former Philippine President Quirino) and St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral that are about 5 minutes away from the Hotel. Some would go around by “Calesa”/ horse-drawn carriage or tricycle, both easily accessible right outside the Hotel. Bus stations are 5 minutes ride from the Hotel, 10 minutes to the Vigan Airport and 2 hours to Laoag International Airport in Ilocos Norte.
Gordion Hotel has 21 well appointed rooms, all with individually controlled air-con, cable TV, telephone, private toilet and bath with hot and cold water, complementary bottled water. Additional coffee and tea making facilities is available for deluxe and suite rooms. Types of rooms: Standard, De Luxe for 2 persons, De Luxe for 3 persons, Junior Suite, Suite and Family Room
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