Saturday, November 29, 2014


The Crisologo Memorabilla Museum is a tangible proof that once, the Crisologos has established the most prominent political dynasty in Vigan. To continuously remind the glory once they had, they have converted their ancestral home into this strangely compelling family shrine which is located along Liberation Boulevard in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

Photographs depicting the life of the prominent Crisologos

Bingbong Crisologo’s parents were portrayed in the name of Floro Crisologo, his father and Governor Carmeling Crisologo, her mother, to have been famous politicians and his father was assassinated while his mother had successfully survived her separate assassination.

The master's bedroom of the Crisologos

The antiquated king size bed in the master's bedroom was stunning and displays an utmost elegance. Other furniture and fixtures of this ancestral house are simply elegant.

The long dining table

I find to see the very long antiquated dining table interesting and the age-old like-latrine toilet in the second floor but the feces would go down from the feasting pigs in the ground.

The dining table of the servants

The dining table of the servants is a proof that once social class was strongly observed most particularly with the rich families

The kitchen or what they call it "la cocina" during the colonial times

The museum charges no entrance fee except if you like to give donation for its maintenance. It is open to public for viewing from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. from Monday to Sunday and even during holidays, though they observe a lunch break. Guests can be greeted upon entry in the museum but there is no guide to show you around. You will be left with your own devices and be guided only with labels of every item displayed. But the big prints of labels attached to items displayed are quite annoying.

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