Travel Time: Vigan Cathedral

Vigan Cathedral shines during the procession in one of the church's holy week activities.

Vigan City, known for having the haven of Spanish heritage sites, has managed to maintain its beauty that attracts many local and foreign tourists. Having been given many awards, Ilocano people of Vigan City pay homage to St Paul, Vigan Cathedral's patron saint, in every festivals.

St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral is a baroque style cathedral was built through the commission of Spanish colonist led by Juan de Salcedo, a Spanish General.  Vigan Cathedral was built three times. The first building built was destroyed by deadly earthquake and the second was destroyed by fire. The current structure of the Vigan Cathedral is the third church built for weekly mass celebration.

This is one of the evidences that Ilocano devotees in Vigan, Ilocos. There are more attendees than what can be seen in the photo. 
Tourists and frequent travelers will not be disappointed because Vigan City and St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral have many festivities and events. Summer, just like other churches and provinces, is the best season to come because there are different Catholic traditions and feasts.

For those who wanted to visit Vigan, here are the means of transportation: own cars, buses and airplane.

List of Vigan Bound Bus Stations:

Address: 816 Aurora Boulevard corner P. Bernardo St., Cubao 1109 Quezon City
Tel. No.: (02) 725-1740

Address: 1209 Blumentritt Cor. Dapitan St., Sampaloc 1000 Manila
Tel. No.: (02) 741-0405

Address: New York Street, Cubao, Quezon City
Tel. No.: (02) 741-4146, 731-4180

Address: Laong-Laan corner M dela Fuente Street, Sampaloc, Manila
Tel. No.: (02) 743-8582

Address: Gelinos Street 1000 Manila
Tel. No.: (02) 731-4907

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  1. ang ganda naman ng vigan. gusto ko puntahan yan next na vacation ko.

  2. ifeature sana ang mga pagkain ng vigan

  3. okay na okay to na may means of transportation to vigan

  4. Filipinos are so religious especially during religious holidays.

  5. one of the legacy of spain in the philippines --Heritages and Structures in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

  6. been here twice and i fell in love with the place and food. surely, i will be going back to vigan city all over again. i love the church and the heritage in vigan. vigan city is an old city in the philippines that you would love to go back all over. i just wish that the local government will continue the programs and project that they have been doing just to maintain vigan heritage.

  7. sobrang ganda ng lugar dito. well preserved talaga ang lugar lalo na mga hispanic heritages got during spanish era. salute to the government. nakikita ko pa lagi sa mga front page ng broadsheet ang publicity ng vigan city. great job to the government of vigan

  8. Ellaine T********aMay 14, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    been planning na magtravel at pumunta dyan kaso sabi 16hours daw ang travel time galing Manila to Vigan. Mauubos na ata araw ko sa pag travel lalo kung long weekend. di ko rin naman masusulit.

  9. wala bang ibang pictures na meron sa vigan. sana directions na rin kung pano pumunta sa mga tourist spots.

  10. processions in vigan are always being attended by many people because ilocanos are so religious and devoted. i am not surprised with this kind of traditions attended by so many devotees.

  11. Bernadeth Marie CortezJune 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    pansin ko lang bat laging naka-cover ng curtain yung mga rebulto lagi kapag sa mga ganitong okasyon? mga gaano kadami yung mga rebulto na nasa processions? di pa kasi ako nakakapanuod ng actual na procession. napaka religious talaga ang philippines

  12. what time open ang church? dress code paki bigay naman para alam namin

  13. Di ba sobrang init jan?

  14. Di ba 2 beses nang nagiba itong simbahan or ibang simbahan yun?

  15. Compared sa pictures dito at nung pumunta ako ng Vigan nitong Holy week parang mas madaming tao last year. Sana maglagay ng aircon yung church nila dun. Sobrang init grabe.