Philippines Tourist Attractions

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Region I

Calle Crisologo
Located at the heart of the Meztizo district, this cobblestone street is lined on both sides by centuries-old houses. The ground floors are converted to stores and souvenir shops.

St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral
This church has three naves, altars, and a choir loft. The Augustinians built this majestic church in 1790-1800 in a unique “Earthquake Baroque” architecture. The octagonal belfry is located 10 meters south of the cathedral.

Arzobispado (Archbishop’s Palace)
The only surviving 18th century arzobispado in the country, the palace served as headquarters of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo in 1898. Its Museo Nueva Segovia showcases ecclesiastical artifacts gathered from churches all over Ilocos Sur.

Burgos National Museum
The ancestral house of Padre Jose Burgos has an excellent exhibit of archeological and ethnographic treasures, antiques and amazing artifacts.

Simbaan a Bassit
At the end of Vigan’s Quezon Avenue stands this cemetery chapel. Historian Alberto Lacsamana writes that the “uniqueness of the chapel lies in its being the only one in the region having an espadaña hung with bells.”

Region II

AGUINALDO SHRINE in Palanan is a historic place where the First President of the Philippine Republic, General Emilio Aguinaldo surrendered to the American forces, thus ending the Philippine Revolution in March 1901. Palanan is accessible by aircraft, pump boat and trail hiking thru Sta. Ana, Cagayan, San Mariano/Cauayan/Aurora and Ilagan, Isabela respectively. Nelbusco buses in Santiago City have trips to Palanan via Dilasag, Aurora

BONSAI FOREST 
at Sumanget, Dinapigue is about 20,000 hectares. The area is accessible by land transport from Baler in Aurora Province and by air from Cauayan Airport.

FUYOT NATIONAL PARK/ILAGAN SANCTUARY
 features naturally formed lattices  and rock formations and is fifteen kilometers from Ilagan town proper. Visitors are given lectures and are allowed to plant...
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