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Side Trip

We took a short road trip to the south of Metro Manila and Taal town in Batangas was one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EMDCaballero
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Makati, Philippines
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A little Vigan

With over 100 well preserved structures from the Spanish Colonial era, Taal almost rivals Vigan as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EricSkopec
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Carmona, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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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
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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
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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
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

we were there post-lunch and the scorching summer heat was just unbearable. we sought shelter at a nearby convenience store and cool ourselves up with soft ice cream. taal’s heritage village lies within the central part of the town. when you walk down the street,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.
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go to manila first. if coming from the NAIA terminal, head to the uniwide coastal mall in pasay city which is just 15-20 mins away. search for the buses (Lorna Express, DLTB Co., San Agustin, Erjohn Almark, and BSC) going... More
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