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Address: Taal, Luzon, Philippines
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A Glimpse of the Past

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adrian S
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Adrian S
Manila, Philippines
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Taal Heritage Village in Batangas is very accessible from Manila via private car and the DLTB provincial bus (Take the Lemery bus) and is just approximately 3 hours away from the Magallanes exit via SLEX and StarToll. This tour can be a whole day visit or spend one night to enjoy its old world charm to the fullest. It... More 

2 Thank Asian_Pilgrim
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

it is a proud but quaint town that has preserved much of its traditions. its large old church shows its living heritage, as do the well kept ancestral homes that line its very neat streets. the market is a treat for lovers of local delicacies, all very traditionally made. ideal for a sunday scenic drive past the hustle of Tagaytay... More 

Thank Booster E
Quezon City, Philippines
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

"Houses are like people - some you like and some you don't like - and once in a while there is one you love." - L.M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs There surely is one house that may be in the favor of one, but as you get to walk through downtown Taal, you will definitely have more than one favorite, especially... More 

Thank m l
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Time traveling. All the little details-- terrific. Great handicraft shop for embroidered items. A photographer's dream too.

Thank bmdomingo
Makati, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Taal is one of the best kept secrets in the Philippines Robert Arambulo played a big part in organising the renovation of this are which the Board of Tourism just has not done enough to promote It has Asia's largest most beautiful cathedral and some nice eating places Why does the government keep this place so secret? Fantastic place

Thank karl m
Metro Manila, Philippines
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

No major banks. No ATMs. No supermarkets. No malls. Many attractions. First stop must be the Basilica of St. Martin of Tours, built in late 1500s. Marvel at the trompe l'oeil ceiling and pillars. Then, check out the Villavicencio Wedding Gift House built in 1870 and restored in its original splendor. When making an appointment, ask for the local chocolate... More 

Thank pmvasquez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I visited Taal Heritage Village a month ago and had a blast from the past. I think it's a gorgeous town to visit, not to mention its only 2 hours away from Metro Manila. Several of the ancestral homes are now open to the public for viewing and they are restored in mint condition. I'm totally amazed at how Taal... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Basilica is supposed to be the biggest Catholic Church in Asia, as posted in a marker located in a park just in front of it.

Thank justme2681
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Taal founded by Spanish friars in 1572 is a fascinating compact town full of classic Spanish built walls and stairways, buildings and homes, as well as the largest Catholic church ever built in the whole of Asia. A second ancient church 'Caysasay' is a walk down a long old stone walkway. The interior of the main Cathedral has a range... More 

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