Calle Crisologo was named after the reputable Ilocano writer and the first Ilocos Sur Governor, Mena Pecson Crisologo.
The 500-meter-long cobbled street is famous for its centuries-old Antillean houses and horse-drawn carriages.
Established in the 15th century, Calle de Escolta de Vigan (Kasanglayan) was a trading center for Chinese, Japanese and other European traders during the Galleon trade.
Calle de Escolta de Vigan was renamed Washington Street during the American regime.
At the turn of the 20th century, the Americans established a civil government and appointed Mena Pecson Crisologo as Ilocos Sur first Governor.
Following the esteemed first Ilocos Sur Governor’s demise was the renaming of Calle de Escolta de Vigan to Calle Crisologo de Vigan.
The popular heritage village was proclaimed national treasure by the Philippines’ second Ilocano president, Ferdinand Edralin Marcos.
Lately, Calle Crisologo de Vigan was paved with cobblestones during the incumbency of another Ilocano Philippine President, Fidel Valdez Ramos.