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Taal Heritage Village

Taal, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Taal
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Luzon, Philippines
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

You will be relaxed by the views in Taal heritage town. Hear mass in the biggest Catholic church and be amazed in century-old museums.The ancestral houses are a must to visit and appreciate the beauty of the old Philippines. Away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis..

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Apia, Samoa
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17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I do HDR Photography so I loved being in Taal. It was a great day trip out of Manila. I came the day there was a service at the church so that rocked any more.

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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128 reviews 128 reviews
58 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The main road in the Heritage Village is akin to Vigan's Calle Crisologo minus the cobblestones. The homes in Taal look friendlier than the huge Vigan mansions covering entire blocks. The Taal mansions and homes are nevertheless as grand, if not actually grander. I have visited the most popular heritage homes enough for me to conclude that the best of... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A heritage town close to my heart. Im a proud Batanguenia and this is one place in Batangas that you should visit especially if you're a history buff. There are several old ancestral house open for the public. Visit one of Asia's biggest church Basilica of San Martin de Tours, The Marcela Agoncillo Shrine, The Villavicencio Wedding house, The amazing... More 

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Manila, Philippines
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I like being transported in the past! The town has so much cultural heritage! So amazing to see the preserved ancestral houses including the Agoncillos :)

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61 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Its so nice to see old houses especially centuries old like there is in this town. Privately owned mansions have an entrance fee of 70php up while govt owned are free but donations are welcome. Taal basilica is a sight to behold. The Lady of Caysasay church should be paid a homage and worship.

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Manila, Philippines
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158 reviews 158 reviews
60 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It’s a pity that all the heritage sites and ancestral homes in Taal (Batangas) are being lumped altogether under one collective heading when they should be reviewed individually. Each one, after all, possesses its own historical significance and had a tremendous impact in our country’s beginnings. Be sure to visit the carefully preserved houses (with their contents almost unbelievably intact... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A good example of a well preserve Spanish colonial town near manila. It's a 2-3 hrs drive away from manila and a day tour is enough to explore the place. There are several ancestral house that are converted into a museum and admission is free! but be kind and donate so they can preserve the place. The town is also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Hi, is anyone can recommend and provide private driver contact for our (4 pax) visit to taal on 13/5/14? What is the price for hire a day trip? Thank you.

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Manila, Philippines
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This was a side trip from our Tagaytay stay. Taal town is about 45mins away (more or less) from Taal Vista, our point of departure. Enjoy the drive through the scenic mountain route. Others may liken its vibe to Vigan, but I would disagree. In terms of historical significance maybe it tops Vigan, but architecture wise, if Vigan is a... More 

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