Last on our list of indoor cultural spots in Ilocos is Located in Vigan City, the Syquia Mansion operates as a museum that withstood the test of time. The mansion was built during the Spanish colonial era and is recognized as one of Vigan’s oldest bahay na bato (stone houses). It was entirely made of stone and bricks using traditional building materials in 1835. Since it’s a unique remnant of Philippine history, this tourist destination in Ilocos was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Upon visit at this indoor cultural spot in Ilocos, you can see various furniture and architectural designs that combine Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish influences. The three artworks of the National Artist for Painting Fernando Amorsolo are also located in the museum.
Undoubtedly, there are many places to visit in Ilocos that are rich in cultural features that you can see rain or shine!
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This article was initially published in Yoorekka on June 22, 2021.
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