"Sir, everything you need to know, as in every detail about the Church, is already written in this paper -- for only P50."
Whuuuut.The.Heck. It was a simple question answered with a rehearsed line aimed for tourists. Inside the grounds of the church. On Easter Sunday. While the priest was sharing the word of God.
But regardless of this shameful incident, our visit to the St. Augustine Church was, for me, the highlight of our Vigan trip (although technically, it's not part of Vigan).
Anyway, entrance to the bell tower is free. You just have to register your name in their logbook and donate if you like to. If you intend to visit Vigan by car, I suggest that you drop by St. Augustine Church first before heading out to the heritage village or to somewhere else. It is the first place that you'll pass by if you're coming from La Union.