Brief Story About The Syquia Mansion
The Syquia Mansion, built in 1830, is one of the oldest and largest bahay na bato (stone house) in the UNESCO heritage city of Vigan. The Philippine Government has also declared it as a heritage home.
The mansion was given to Estefania Angco as part of her dowry when she married Gregorio Syquia in 1875. Gregorio’s only child, Tomas, resided there with his wife Concepcion Jimenez Syquia and their eight children: Alicia, Petronila, Oscar, Cesar, Juan, Estefania, Hector, and Margarita.
Today, the Syquia Mansion and its artifacts stand as a testimony to the affluent 19th century Philippine Spanish colonial lifestyle.
The five jewels crowning the Syquia logo symbolize the five grandchildren of Gregorio and Estefania Syquia who were born and grew up in the Mansion. Their children, Alicia, Petronila, Cesar, Juan, and Hector, led the family and the mansion onward into the 20th and 21st while maintaining the traditions of their grandparents.
The “S” was taken from Concepcion J. Syquia’s embroidered linen.
Our vision for the Syquia Mansion to be a well-preserved, educationally oriented, priceless legacy for future family members, the Vigan community, the Ilocos region, and the entire country.
The Syquia Mansion, the ancestral home to generations of the Gregorio Syquia clan, recalls a genteel lifestyle spanning the Spanish and American colonial periods up to the postwar period. It is therefore, the mission of the Syquia family for this Mansion to demonstrate its importance, relevance, and commitment to the community by: