Plaza Burgos, one of Vigan's major plazas, welcomes tourists with the ever-present smell of delicious empanada and the ringing sound of locals and visitors enjoying their leisure time.
Built to honor one of the famous Filipino martyrs, Padre Burgos, the plaza is a perfect place to relax, spend time with friends and families, and interact with locals. Food is everywhere in Plaza Burgos — you can see endless stalls selling Vigan delicacies, hot soup and noodles, and other delicious street food. Plaza Burgos is the place to be after sunset — being well-lit, tourists can stay here to watch activities and local shows, talk with Bigueños to know more about the town’s history, and even join the skateboarding folks.
Plaza Burgos is located at Florentino Street, Vigan, Ilocos St.
Opening Days and Hours
The plaza is open daily, 24 hours.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the plaza is free.
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 centre, board a kalesa to bring you to Plaza Burgos.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
You can spend 2 to 4 hours in this plaza.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the plaza is from 16:00 to 21:00. There’s nothing much to see during the earlier hours except for the food stalls.
Just across the plaza are food stalls selling different street food like empanada, longganisa, and cornick. Other dining options include Irene’s Vigan Empanada, Lampong’s Restaurant, Tummy Talk, and Bistro Amarillo.
- Padre Burgos Museum
- Syquia Mansion
- Crisologo Museum
With rates ranging from USD 40 to USD 120, you can avail of accommodations from the Vigan Plaza Hotel, Cordillera Inn, Hotel Salcedo de Vigan, Casa Rica Hotel, and Hotel Luna Annex.