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“Old fashion”
Review of Syquia Mansion

Syquia Mansion
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Vigan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We met the grandson of the house owner and we roamed around the mansion and it was well preserved. I could say that they got a beautiful mansion.

1  Thank Mahal Kita M
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I didn’t regret visiting this mansion as it is rich with history, every nook & corner or furniture are full of stories. It is an enlightening trip, its like glancing back at the past. In all the mansions in Vigan, only the Syquia Mansion has a guide to tell the history of the house and its past owners, even the little details like a simple furniture or every division of the house has a story to tell. It was like reliving the past. Me and my friend arrived 5 minutes before 9 o’clock the opening time, thankfully the owner let us came in. The downside on this is when other tourists arrived then the guide have to start at the beginning to accommodate the new arrival. No entrance fee but only a donation, how great is that? Highly recommended for the history buff like me.

2  Thank myra2010
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

One of my favorite things about travel is just walking through neighborhoods gazing at different homes and when you can actually go INSIDE, all the better. I've got to hand it to the city of Vigan for preserving this historic Spanish mansion & for keeping the velvet ropes to a minimum. It's so nice to be able to explore a place unrestricted.

Be sure to enlist a tour guide for this, especially if you're unfamiliar with the history! We didn't have one at first & really had no context. There are no signs to help you along (which I appreciate, preserves the homey feel). Luckily we were able to speak to a resident guide at the tail end.

Was the best sight in Vigan for us (unfortunately Calle Crisologo was closed). But we didn't love Vigan. Stunning architecture yes, but it's one of those places that really only exists for tourism. There are so many other places to get your Spanish architecture fix (like for example well, Spain!). I'd leave this off the Philippines itinerary & enjoy the mountains, beaches & wildlife instead.

1  Thank deanandbecky
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

A lot of things to learn from here.. from Pres. Elpedio Quirino to Syquia family. Its very informative. Thanks to the family who keep parts of their pasts, we've learn a lot from aged. we still saw the grandson (already old) of Pres. Elpedio Quirino in the upstair room watching TV. The mansion has a lot of connecting rooms, their dirty kitchen has still enough utensils. They showed us some artifacts in the mansion. There's no fee to visit here but just a donation for the maintenance.. a must visit.

1  Thank Vangie G
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

A good place to visit, very informative as the guide is very informative even showed us some artifacts which are centuries old. One of the highlights of the visit is we saw an exact replica of the "Spolarium" done a student of Juan Luna with his blessing.

1  Thank lesiege
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