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Interesting heritage town.

Whilst Vigan is an amazing heritage Town to visit, we found the heritage town of Taal also offers a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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We took a short road trip to the south of Metro Manila and Taal town in Batangas was one of the... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst Vigan is an amazing heritage Town to visit, we found the heritage town of Taal also offers a lot. There are lots of ancestral homes, one can dress up in old time costume and has a market which specialises in beef tapa. One can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We took a short road trip to the south of Metro Manila and Taal town in Batangas was one of the side trips in our itinerary. For me it’s hard to pinpoint a single attraction in the town since the entire town is a throwback...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank EMDCaballero
Reviewed November 14, 2018

With over 100 well preserved structures from the Spanish Colonial era, Taal almost rivals Vigan as an historical site. The Basilica de Tours overlooks the village from a hillside and colonial era structures cluster around an oversized plaza so visitors can easily walk the whole...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank EricSkopec
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Nice place to visit to see something old from the past. We drove through the town and viewed these houses that are preserved. The narrow streets added to the authenticity of this place.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank annminky
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Our walking tour with Manny Landicho started at the majestic Taal Basilica. Our tour guide who is a native of Taal gave us a full experience of his town in 2-3 hours, from eating their famous lomi to visiting old churches, checking out old historic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank levyrox
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Its a great small town, which is again well preserved since it has been created in 16th century. Worth a view if on that side.

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit for students and adult alike. There's a lot of museum to visit .Some with minimal fee . Others are free of charge .

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 184luist
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Although the place is small but the place is great for site seeing, people are very accommodating and friendly and will nicely show you directions. Food are great also; there is this small eatery called ala eh as i recall that serves authentic batangas lomi...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Just over a 2 hour drive from Manila thru the South Luzon Expressway and the Star Toll via Lipa exit, one can reach the heritage town of Taal. Must see in a full packed day tour - visit the Basilica and Museum of St. Martin...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank beckytph
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Lots of beautifully preserved Spanish-era houses that now serves as museums. If horse-drawn carriages are on sight instead of modern cars, it would have been a total disconnection from the present world. A quaint, small town perfect for history enthusiasts.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank DJ R
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January 12, 2019|
Response from EricSkopec | Reviewed this property |
I had not heard about a bus running through Taal and think it unlikely. But, do not let that discourage you, Taal is too beautiful and important to let a modest complication scare you away. At the junction, you are so close... More
September 30, 2018|
Response from beckytph | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Villavicencio House has a video at the start of the tour of their house and a guide in-house. You just pay a minimal fee. The adjacent wedding gift house is also part of the Villavicencio Heritage Homes.