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Taal Heritage Village

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Address: Taal, Luzon, Philippines
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A variety of old Spanish houses

Each house has a unique history, some more than the others. I recommend several hours to properly scoure the entirety of the village.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Emilio T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each house has a unique history, some more than the others. I recommend several hours to properly scoure the entirety of the village.

Thank Emilio T
Plaridel, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another must-see for history buffs. Most of this community has museums and old houses for viewing. The churches worth the visit are St Martin of Tours Basilica and Our Lady of Caysasay Shrine. It is highly recommended to stay in nearby hotels for a few days if you wanna see everything including the traditional balisong making. Be in your durable... More 

Thank edwardcullenbell2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Taal, Batangas is only about a 2-hour drive from Manila. It has a treasure of museums, old houses, quaint churches, and lovely people. The museums house antique furniture which date back in 1500 and stand witness to a glorious history. Since they are under the patronage of the National Historical Institute, entrance is free but donations are encouraged. I visited... More 

Thank milwidag
Cavite City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I would recommend this place to all ages. Not only for those people who loves historical place. A place in time. Old houses, old street, the breeze; everything you want to see from the past you find it here. Old houses of the Philippines' revolutionary heroes leaves here. Their houses turn into museums and galleries. A great place for School... More 

Thank Mole_the_traveller
Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

It was clearly a sight to behold and an experience to remember for always. One would think that once you've seen an old town in the Philippines, you've seen them all. But, the slogan "it's more fun in the Philippines" rings true wherever you go in these 7,107 islands! Each old house has a story to tell and a charm... More 

1 Thank Theresa8896
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I used to live in this town when I was younger but haven't able to stroll on places their except this February, I got back in my hometown with my love. Before reaching the Taal Heritage you will pass by on Barangay called Balisong wherein natives there made and sell Balisong (a butterfly knife as Wiki defines it). Before reaching... More 

8 Thank Purplenihs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is highly recommended for people interested in history, culture, lifestyle of the Batangueños (particularly Taaleños) during the Hispanic era. See to it that you tried their culinary treasures: tapang Taal, panutsa, suman, maliputo, sinaing na tulingan, adobong dilaw, tawilis, empanada, and longganisang Taal.

1 Thank Marvin E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Taal heritage village is a very modest town in batangas.And this town is also close to lemery,batangas so you can have side trip to beach..Anyway people are kind to all the tourist like us..Foods are great and the village itself is well preserve and majestic..

Thank Kathryn R
Alhambra, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Guides said that it is better than Vigan and when i went there i was astonished that despite being a laid back town, it is full of history where prominent names such as Felipe Agoncillo, Emilio Aguinaldo, Vicente Illustre, Leon Apacible, Marcela Agoncillo, Gregorio Agoncillo, Eulalio and Gliceria Villavicencio made their mark on the foundation of the nation. The town... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

If you want to experience Taal book to Paradores del Castillo Bed and Breakfast, it is one happy place. The price is reasonable. Php 3,000 for the room with 2 breakfast and unlimited kapeng barako. Must try the suman and chocolate èh. The location is great if you want to roam around the ancestral houses. The staff are helpful and... More 

Thank Len D

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