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Address: Taal, Luzon, Philippines
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Heritage

I was awed with the town's beauty and splendor.It was like traveling back during the Spanish era in the Philippines.We visited Donya Marcela's house, Don Leon Apaceble's Mansion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
elianj
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was awed with the town's beauty and splendor.It was like traveling back during the Spanish era in the Philippines.We visited Donya Marcela's house, Don Leon Apaceble's Mansion, Villavicencio's ancestral house and Villavicencio's wedding gift house.These heritage houses are magnificent.Recommended especially to history lovers.

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Thank elianj
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old wood architecture line the main street of Taal that I imagine were old residences of the colonial spaniards and their officials. The main municipal building stands as the gate keeper of this town. Facing the municipal building is the imposing Basilica St. Martin of Tours--the oldest church in south east asia. Eat at the Boodle House for a sumptuous... More 

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Thank Jesse L
Metro Manila, Philippines
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Taal is refreshing. It gives you a glimpse of how life is during the Spanish Era. It makes you feel proud of fellow Filipinos whose sacrifices and contributions made it possible for us to attain our freedom. Our Taal Heritage Tour was arranged through Ms Baby Quiblat (0917-8970363 / jjovenq@yahoo.com). She promptly answered our SMS and email. She will... More 

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Thank Belle G
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating Heritage Village - one should really visit! The Colonial history and story makes extremely interesting. I suggest you get a Guided Tour to hear more about this place. I took my whole relative clan to this Taal Heritage Tour (Taal.com.ph) and it was extremely enjoyable. Myself and my relatives gave the tour thumbs up! Special thanks to Baby -... More 

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Thank LadyBird777
Las Pinas, Philippines
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from Manila, it took us about two hours to reach the place. We started by visiting the ruins of San Nicolas church, then we got the panoramic view of the quaint Taal Volcano (a destination by itself). Then we proceeded to the church of the miraculous Virgin of Caysasay and the magnficent Basilica of Taal that dated back to... More 

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Thank Tourscaper
Baguio, Baguio, Philippines
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never expected that there's a better or more 'historic' heritage village than Vigan. Their buildings are constructed from the thought of maintaining the culture and heritage of Taal folks. I never saw garbage along the streets. Police officers and traffic enforcers were very polite. The iconic church at the center of the plaza is so majestic. You will also... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

If you are looking for another Vigan, Taal is the next place to be. This is because Taal has their own flair of the Spanish colonial times: A lot of their houses in Taal are well maintained and well preserved you would almost feel you were in a historical park. They also have one of the oldest (if not biggest)... More 

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Thank Daphne K
Marikina, Philippines
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Instead of going to the beaches in Batangas, you would also want to consider going to Taal town in Batangas. Sadly we know a lot about the smallest active volcano, but knew a little about the glorious history of this town. We find a lot of amazing old houses here, tasteful culinary experiences and of course their go-to places of... More 

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Thank PipoEsporlas
Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Rich culture, very informative, Phil. history, ancestral houses, best halo halo, taaleno culinary and most of all great tour guide - Pio Goco! Must be included in your bucket list! All in historical tour, food & refreshment. You may search for Pio Goco in FB.

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Thank marthaf195
Metro Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

It was an unplanned adventure and we ended ourselves in the town of Taal. I've heard of this place before and I thought it wasn't that much. I was wrong! The place is rich in history and many things. Some people still live in the old spanish houses and the basilica is magnificent. The old vibe made you acquainted with... More 

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