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Taal Heritage Village

Taal, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Taal
Type: Historic Sites
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Manila, Philippines
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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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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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
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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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Manila, Philippines
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27 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I am not from Batangas and my previous trips to this province was to the beach. But we learned from our grade and high school history books that Batangas was home to many of our heros as is true for many other provinces around the Philippines from the Spanish times to present times. As I mature, I realize that each... More

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Davao City, Philippines
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34 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Taal is a small town in Batangas that is preserved by its government. It didnt open the place for business or new developments. For you to appreciate the visit, its recommended that you walk around the town, all places are accessible and safe. Also, drop by at the 100 steps of San Lorenzo Ruiz and the miraculous well of our... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A must-see for Filipinos. Turning in to the main street towards Basilica St. Martin de Tours is like stepping back in time. Definitely visit the Ilagan-Barrion House where the Camera Museum is. Walk through the streets and admire the preserved houses from the Spanish era. Take a break from the walking and enjoy a cold drink and some nibbles at... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Taal is a very nice town, more tidy than other places in The Philippines. It hosts the largest Basilica in Asia and it is well worth a visit religious or not. The outside has obviously had very little maintenance over the hundreds of years but inside is absolutely wonderful. Pay Peso 50 each and climb to the top of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We just came from taal and i love the old charm of the place. Not yet quite like vigan but it has potential. Old houses, big churches, nice people. The market place was surprisingly clean. Even the fish section wasn't wet. We bought tapa, longganisa. And suman! The suman was so tasty wished we bought more. Will definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Lito Perez, a designer and history buff, has helped to preserve 3 Taal heritage homes and converted them into bed and breakfast places. He also operates a walking tour of the town, with stops at several important homes, including Marcela Agoncillo's home (she was the one who sewed the first Philippine flag), the Apacible house which is notable for its... More

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