Syquia Mansion, the landmark located along the quaint street of Quirino Boulevard, is a historically significant building that is built to honor the late Elpidio Quirino, the sixth president of the Philippines.
Formerly a home to Elpidio Quirino’s family during the 1900s, the Syquia Mansion now stands as a museum of stunning beauty — the home, one of Vigan’s first Bahay-na-Bato, is inspired by classic Spanish luxury and architecture. The first floor, which serves as a garage, contains the family’s carriage, while the second floor includes paintings by Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, items of the past such as a ventanilla, grand furniture like four-poster beds, other interesting memorabilia, and a central courtyard also known as azotea. With items from the past arranged in such an informative, picturesque way, it’s safe to say that Syquia Mansion is truly a door to the past — a door that helps locals and tourists alike appreciate Vigan more.
Syquia Mansion is located in Quirino Boulevard, Vigan.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open from Wednesday to Monday, from 09:00 to 12:00, and from 13:30 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
An admission fee of PhP 30 (USD 0.70) is 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 center.
- 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
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 Syquia Mansion is from 09:00 to 11:00 or 3:00 to 5:00.
Nearby restaurants include Irene’s Vigan Empanada, Lampong’s Restaurant, Tummy Talk, and Bistro Amarillo.
- Plaza Crisologo
- Plaza Burgos
Avail of accommodations from Vigan Plaza Hotel, Cordillera Inn, Hotel Salcedo de Vigan, Casa Rica Hotel, and Hotel Luna Annex. Rates range from USD 40 to USD 120.