Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weekend Getaway: Vigan's Arce Mansion

by lakwatserong tatay

A trip from the past experience.....we're so lucky to be toured in one of the oldest houses in Vigan, that was turned into a tourist spot, were you would have the chance to have a colonial dining experience, wear some of the century dresses and have photo opps while wearing it and it offers accomodation for tourists/travelers like us.

We've been introduce to "Ate" forgot the name, and toured us around. Telling us some of the house's history, and the owner's history background (a short description of it is below: the painting). And how it was turned to tourist spot right now, where the tourist could experience a colonial dining while wearing different suits from Maria Clara outfits, indio, padre, or choose to a wide range of costumes do you want.

Or the chance to go overnight stay in a old mansion like this would be one of a kind experience, sad to say for us...we just stayed there for more than an hour and take some souvenir shots with unique and antique items. And of course we did not missed the chance to wear some of those old clothes/costumes.

Here are some of the old and antique items that been restored, so for us tourist/travels could see....^_^

And here are some of my photos while being guided in Arce Mansion and while we're doing the videoshoot on this mansion....^_^

The colonial dining experience area......sayang di namin natry toh...huhuhuhu.... Based from our Ate guide, it will cost you Php1500 per head with a minimum of four pax (inclusive of turn-of-the century attire, photo shoot, dinner, tour around the house and printed photos).

Here is the costume area, a wide range of costumes to fit, so you would really feel that you've been back in time......we choose to wear for our videoshoot and photo shoot, i wear prayle outfit and johari, wears padre damaso like outfit....^_^

Lakwatserong Tatay's.....^_^
If you just want to have a photo of yourself donning these costumes circa 1890 (without the dinner), it would just cost you Php 150.

One last look of Arce Mansion.....
So for those who plan to go to Vigan, i would really suggest that try to visit Arce Mansion, have a tour, dine and accomodation experience. It would be a really unique trip and one of a kind experience. And could be one of the highlights of your trip to northern part of our country....^_^
Lakwatserong Tatay was here.....^_^
Vigan's Arce Mansion87 Quirino Blvd., Vigan Ilocos Sur
Contact nos: 0917-8246900 / 077-6320549


Pinoy Adventurista said...

i love old houses... ang cute nung naka-costume kayo... hehehe!!!

Ichan said...

ayus ung costume pre ah saktong sakto! hehehe


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