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“time travel,great food,kind people!”

Taal Heritage Village
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Taal
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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“time travel,great food,kind people!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and the churches.It feels like time travel.

Visited October 2013
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Cebu City, Philippines
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“Taal Heritage Town”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and camera museum).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_de_San_Martin_de_Tours_(Taal)

TIP: The hand embroidered barong are a bargain in Taal. Other local goods are barako coffee (I wish they could make mild roast), kitchen knives and fancy switchblades.

Visited January 2013
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Manila
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“Taal Heritage Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

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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, several of the century-old Ancestral Homes have been preserved, many of which were homes to National Heroes, such as Marcela Agoncillo, maker of the Filipino Flag (home is now a museum). There is also rich in culture, with delicious native foods and Filipino cottage industries, such as the infamous Burdang Taal (century-old embroidery). They also have amazing festivals. I highly recommend doing a guided tour of this unique & special town!

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“TAAL - heritage town understated, accessible,enchanting..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

We have all heard of Taal volcano & who hasnt been to Tagaytay for the perfect view of that volcano. there are the nearby beaches of Nasugbu and Lian. but within short distance and reasonably close to Metro Manila is the heritage town of TAAL. the town is uncommercialized--the town elders have decided it so--the town has a history of stubborn resistance to foreign rule. you can see it in the proud ancestral homes of its prominent families as well as the in the palpable resilience and free spirit of the common townsfolk. available for inside viewing are several ancestral homes-Agoncillo, villavicencio, goco etc--approx 6-10 homes while dozens others can be seen around time. There is the Basilica on top of the hill, the public market with market stalls for local eats- beef tapa, longganisa, maliputo (rare fish), adobo sa dilaw, rich barako coffee and embroidery, weaponry (balisong). there are the ruins of the old church in San Nicolas. there is the Casaysay church as well and the historic steps leading towards the basilica hill. what the town lacks however are the big tourist accomodations--so for now is for the most part confined to day tours. while you are there--would recommend specialy Galleria Taal (Barrion-Ilagan house) - a heritage home renovated into a historic camera museum and photo gallery .

Visited August 2012
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lipa city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

nothing to disliked....i love the place....the ambiance.....the coolness....the view....the service...the foods....

Visited June 2011
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