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Very interesting history. The portrayal of the lives of the people who lived during the Spanish time was well narrated by the in house tour guide. The astuteness of a simple wealthy Chinese merchant brought his family from the lowest class to the peninsulares I...More
It was my second time to visit the Syquia Mansion in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. It was home to the Syquia Family whose one of the members was married to former Philippines President Elpidio Quirino. There was a tour guide who told us the stories about...More
A visit to Vigan City would not be complete without visiting its museums. One place that will particularly strike travelers is the residence of the late President Elpidio Quirino who hails from Caoayan, a nearby municipality but had his residence in Vigan formerly known as...More
This is supposed to be the first museum on our list but ended up as second to the last museum we visited. Being able to visit 2 museums before the Syquia Mansion, we got the chance to compare. We were charged 100 pesos each for...More
Elpidio Quirino, the sixth president of the Philippines, hailed from Vigan. It is one of the best-preserved historical homes in the city, showcasing life at the end of the 19th c in Spanish-Chinese style. Take time to read the helpful room descriptions.
We had a tour of this museum in the morning. The guide gave us a glimpse of the family history of the Syquia Family who owns it and President Quirino who married one of the daughters. The mansion and its extravagance showed the astounding difference...More