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Address: Taal, Luzon, Philippines

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An authentic Spanish village

Not known to many, Taal is such a beautiful place. Its colonial houses are well-preserved. In fact, many of them are lived up to this day. New things I learned while visiting the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Not known to many, Taal is such a beautiful place. Its colonial houses are well-preserved. In fact, many of them are lived up to this day. New things I learned while visiting the place. 1. Taal church is the biggest Catholic church in Asia. 2. Taal used to be the capital of Batangas during the Spanish era. 3. It is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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133 reviews 133 reviews
59 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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123 helpful votes 123 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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62 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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