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Taal Heritage Village

Taal, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Taal
Type: Historic Sites
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Manila, Philippines
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

we visited taal heritage town last june before class begins. this place is awesome... just 2 hrs drive from slex and you dont need to go to vigan to appreciate old heritage houses. the basilica de st matin de tours is wonderful, the biggest catholic church in asia. if you are there dont forget to check out the lady of... More

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

i went there with some guests from chicago.they love the food in one of the best restaurants there.we ate on a banana leaf with a lot of grilled fish,pork and seafood.There are also a lot of vegetable and appetizers.we ate using our hands.It is also the place where u can find the famous balisong,barong and kapeng barako.check out the houses... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The old town where the Basilica de San Martin de Tours and the Casa Real (Municipal Hall) are located also has a number of preserved heritage homes. A member of a local heritage conservancy (Dindo Montenegro) was our tour guide and filled us in on the town history and took us to some homes, the basilica and 2 museums (Agoncilo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Check out: taal.ph Every Filipino should visit Taal (Batangas) Heritage Town (Balisong & Barong Tagalog Capital of the Philippines). It is one of the cornerstones of Filipino history & identity and was once a kind of empire similar to that of Rome. It is known to be a "home of heroes", because several Filipino heroes/revolutionaries have come from there. Amazingly,... More

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