|Animals here in Baluarte|
|We are colorful|
You can ride a small horse-drawn carriage, watch an animal show, visit the Butterfly garden or even feed and pet the animals if you want.
|You can give a tip to kuya for a short ride.|
|I love Tigers and I salute Chavit for being able to take care of them.|
|And this is very famous for this kind of shot.|
After the quick animal encounter. We went to our 2nd stop which is the Pagburnayan Pottery Making. By casting the burnay (jars) in the potter’s wheel by hand, the potter can create various shape and sizes of jars. This jar clay will be cooked in Pugon to harden. They said that the pottery industry business was set up in 1922 by a Chinese artisan who bought the Burnay technology to Vigan that was now called Ruby Pottery. Yes, I did my research on that. :p
|The work area.|
|Jars that are carefully handcrafted.|
|And here's kuya showing us how to do it.|
|The closest finish product we can c/o Carlo.|
|Spacious receiving area|
The mansion shows how the historical gathering takes place, the elegant furnishings shows how elite the family during those times and how they used to view visitors in the secret hole from their room.
|Antique furniture's with the painting of President Quirino.|
|The mirror is real gold plated, the kalesa and the vase from ming dynasty.|
After the informative tour from the caretaker that we really enjoyed. We went to my most favorite spot. Our 4th stop is the Calle Crisologo. It's just a few blocks from our previous location.
Indeed the most beautiful street in the Philippines. It was preserved from paved streets and Spanish houses. And because of a love story; the place was untouched during World War II. They said that a Japanese General fell in love to a Filipina in Vigan and he promised to the parish priest that he will make sure not that nothing will happen to Calle Crisologo as long as he will take care of his Family. All because of love.
|A walked from the past.|
|And we captured the town even just for a while.|
|We skip riding a Kalesa because we spent more time checking for pasalubong.|
|To see more view and to feel more of it.|
|Restored Casa Feril|
|I really waited for this.|
|There are lots of souvenir shops here.|
Abel Iloko weave is also known in Vigan. Blankets, table runners, towels are everywhere plus other Filipino products and souvenirs.
|And more of the Calle Crisologo|
|Marcos history and images|
|For Every Tear You Shed, There Will Be Victory - Do you agree?|
|In front of the museum.|
|Malacañang of the North|
|I actually got tired exploring the house itself.|
|The garden area.|
|The view by the window at the 2nd floor.|
|Just a quick shot before we left.|
|And you'll feel like a princess going down.|
Then the last stop which is also my favorite. The Paoay Church, The Roman Catholic Church that is also known as St. Augustine Church is also included in the World Heritage list.
The bell tower that was made of coral stones stand to the right of the church served as an observation post during 1896. The entire Church walls were made of baked bricks, coral rocks, salbot (tree sap) and lumber, and with 24 carved massive walls for support.
The Paoay Church was also labeled as most admired “Earthquake Baroque” church in the Philippines. No doubt on it as it was also popular of its Gothic, Baroque and Oriental architectural designs.