Heritage City of Vigan (Part 4)

The museum used to be the residence of Floro “Flor” Crisologo and his family. The Crisologo clan is one of the principal families of Vigan and Flor Crisologo was a congressman who worked towards the ratification of the Tobacco Law and the establishment of the Social Security System. On October 18, 1970, Crisologo was standing in a communion line in the Vigan Cathedral when a lone gunman entered and shot him in the head. The assassin escaped during the panic that ensued and the murder remains unsolved to this day, but it is generally believed to have been politically motivated. In memory of Crisologo, his family turned his ancestral home into a museum which maintains the statesman’s memorabilia, with particular focus on an exhibit of items relating to his murder. (Source: WikiPilipinas)

portrait of the late Floro Crisologo on the entrance of the museum

active duty uniform

didn't knew na iba pala ang helmet na ginamit during World War 2 and Vietnam War!

preserved office adorned with plaques and numerous awards and citations during his times

stairs that lead to nowhere, lol!


the main room

i was amazed na talagang meron palang ganito at lumalamig daw siya, weh!

the "viewing" room

This museum is the ancestral house and birthplace of priest patriot Fr. Jose Burgos. Known as Padre Burgos House, it is one of the notable historic structures of Vigan, the capital of the province of Ilocos Sur. It is a two-story structure located near the Provincial Capitol and close to St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral. It was renovated by the Filipinas Foundation, Inc. and inaugurated on May 3, 1975. In January 1989, a Contract of Lease was executed by the Ilocos Sur Historical and Cultural Foundation, Inc. leasing the memorabilia for 50 years, and turning over the administration to the National Museum. (Source: PhilMuseum)

replica of a galleon during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade

depiction of martyrdom of GomBurZa

the Fall of Tirad Pass, dramatic end


telephone, Spanish era


enjoying "langka" during at our "bisita" to Aunt Patricia's neighbor

Maraming maraming salamat po Tita Patricia and to your kin (sorry forgot to remember their names), for a very warm hospitality, accomodation, transportation and folk information about Vigan. Sobrang hassle-free ng trip namin at wala na kaming problems na na encounter during out stay. Hope to see you again sometime.

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