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“One of the only old houses in Vigan that you can actually walk through”
Review of Crisologo Museum

Crisologo Museum
Ranked #7 of 26 things to do in Vigan
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Hong Kong
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“One of the only old houses in Vigan that you can actually walk through”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Its the old home of the Crisologo political family. The caretakers have assembled the personal effects of the Congressman Floro Crisologo who was murdered in the nearby cathedral in October 1970. The rusting pink Chevorlet Bel-Air that Governor Crisologo was in when she was ambushed is also on display. There are much better museums than this but it is evident that the Crisologo family and their staff are doing their best to keep this mansion open to the public without external funding. It is worth the visit, and it is worth donating to because it is one of the few truly functional houses in Vigan, where tourists can walk through and get a feel for the lifestyle of people who occupied this mansion in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Visited August 2013
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Muscat, Oman
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“Needs maintanance”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This place is part of the kalesa tour. They lack of staff that will explain the contents of the place. Cant blame them for they dont have entrance fee only donation. Informative place but needs to be improved and more maintained.

Visited May 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“A so so museum.”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

It is ok even if this place is pulled out from your itinerary . The first floor area of the house isn't properly kept as compared to other family museums I've been to plus the fact that this was the house of the prominent family of Crisologo's. The second floor area is nicer with pictures of where the descendants now reside. All in all the house looks fragile in a sense that even you must exercise a degree of caution. This house witnessed a lot of historical events in our past and must really be showcased to a lot of people but without proper funding this would all go to waste. BTW the housekeepers are really accommodating and nice.

Visited June 2013
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clinton md.u.s.a.
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“a very historical tour”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

this museum is very interesting and educational...another Spanish era big house..this is the former house of the crisologo..the wife congresswoman and the husband former governor...with many memorabilia from the crisologo family..this museum tour is part of our day kalesa tour

Visited May 2013
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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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“Great info to learn!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Crisologo Museum is an ancestral house turned into a tourist destination. The house showcases the mementos of the Crisologo Family. You can see and learn about Floro Crisologo. There is also a story of miracle as on how his wife survived in an accident. All in all, it's a great information to learn these things. In fact, it is my first time to have hear of how influential Crisologo is in his time. :)

Visited March 2013
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