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Taal Heritage Village

Address: Taal, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Taal
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After a day long walk up the Hill to Taal Lake & Volcano, we ended up back where they keep the ponies .....The wife says the restroom was nice so I beleive her. Lots of souveniers and great views from the trails around there. Food was reasonable and tasty.

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Much of the town has been restored to its original grandeur - you can visit the church (including a tour through the old rooms and up to the bell tower). Then, spend some time walking through the town to appreciate the architecture. Some of the old homes are open to the public so that you can take a look around... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 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
145 helpful votes 145 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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Philippines
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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
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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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manila
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
60 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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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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