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Calle Crisologo at Dusk | by Adam Dimech
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Calle Crisologo at Dusk

Dusk on Calle Crisologo (Crisologo Street) in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

 

Vigan was established as a city by the Spanish in the 1590's, and unlike most of the old Spanish-era streetscapes in the Philippines, managed to evade the destruction of World War II. Most of the buildings in this street were constructed in the 16th and 17th centuries.

 

In 1999, the heritage precinct of Vigan was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Register on account of it being the "best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia". The preserved heritage precinct includes several streets, the plaza and the cathedral church.

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Taken on April 30, 2009