Ilocos Sur Province is located in the northern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Its capital is Vigan City.
Ilocos Sur is where the Ilocos Region’s myriad of cultures and histories converge to become a living museum of a spirited past. The historic city of Vigan, inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1999, was established in the 16th century. Vigan is the best preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia.
Calle Crisolo located in the Heritage City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Centuries-old Sta. Maria Church, was inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List as an excellent example of Baroque Churches in the Philippines.
The ubiquitous old and ancestral houses and churches have made the local tourism industry a major contributor to the province’s economy.