Day 1: Vigan City Tour - Vigan Museum

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On the first day, we visited the famous Vigan's Museum the Crisologo Museum, Sequia Mansion Museum and Burgos Museum.  
The Crisologo Mansion
The Crisologo Mansion consist of a large, old, solidly built 2-storey building with a ground floor made of brick.
The Crisologo's are one of Vigan's most prominent political families. Their home now has been converted into a family museum , all sorts of memorabilia.
Floro Crisologo, aside from being a Lawyer, he was also a World War 2 veteran, and former Congressman. He was married to Carmeling Crisologo. Aside from that, he authored the laws behind the creation of the North's first state university, the University of Northern Philippines, and the establishment of the Social Security System.
In the office where one could see the pictures take when the Congressman was murdered, as well as his stained clothes
There were rooms where the Crisologo's worked complete with all the books and papers they used back. There even bedroom and living room with antiques furniture. The walls of display photographs, older stuffs like dugout canoe, a tool for grinding rice, and native hats.
Sequia Mansion Museum
The portrait of the 6th President of the Philippines, Elpedio Quirino , is what greeted us at the ground floor entry of the Sequia Mansion.
The curator proudly showed us around the place...wow, ang ganda talaga! I still remember his famous line " You can take pictures but don't touch anything" hehehehe sobrang pinagbawal talaga ang pag hawak sa mga gamit. This colonial mansion was built in 1830 is it the ancestral home of Doña Alicia Syquia, wife of Philippine President, Elpidio Quirino.
Upstairs, antique paintings and artifacts can be found. Antique of furniture and display of European decor is all around the house. A small scale version of Juan Luna's Spolarium and Pacto de Sangre hang on the walls.
The mansion was the official residence of the President Elpidio Quirino and it is claimed to be the first Malacañang of the north.
Burgos Museum
At the far end of the main plaza in Vigan City is the Burgos Museum. The museum is named after the priest Fr. Jose Burgos.

The place has an interesting mix of other stuff like dioramas of historical events.It even has some native stuff on displays.Like the Crisologo Museum, this museum also contains memorabilia associated with Fr. Jose Burgos. The bedroom,living room and even dining room area were dusty but still in good condition

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