To those who are not from Vigan, the Crisologo Family may not be as familiar -- but those visiting the Ilocos region’s most popular city can make a stop at Crisologo Museum, a landmark that tells about Vigan’s most prominent political dynasty.
Common items on display include the family’s personal effects, the original furniture, newspaper clippings, photos, and other memorabilia related to North Luzon’s history, natural history, ethnography, and culture. Several things stand out among the displays, mainly due to the dark stories they bear — this includes the blood-stained trousers from Floro Crisologo’s 1972 assassination, and the Chevy Governor Carmeling Crisologo was riding when she was unsuccessfully ambushed. Though the museum may not be everyone’s cup of tea — especially to those with little kids — because of some disturbing items, it’s still a place that will enlighten visitors.
The museum is located at A. Reyes St., Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 08:30 to 11:30, and 13:30 to 16:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
No entrance fee required.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Vigan via Interisland Airlines or from Manila to Laoag Airport via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From Vigan Airport, take a taxi or a private car to the town centre.
- From Laoag, board a bus to Vigan.
- From the town center, board a kalesa to bring you to the museum.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with older kids
Time to Spend
You can spend 30 minutes to an hour in this museum.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is between 8:30 and 11:30 when there are only a few tourists visiting.
Don’t forget to try out some of the best dining places near Crisologo Museum like Cafe Leona, Lampong’s Restaurant, Bistro 23, Uno Grill, and Max’s Restaurant. For street food, you can head over to Plaza Burgos.
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The Vigan Plaza Hotel, Cordillera Inn, Hotel Salcedo de Vigan, Casa Rica Hotel, and Hotel Luna Annex offer accommodations at rates that range from USD 40 to USD 120.