Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Taal, Batangas

Most people think Taal is synonymous to Tagaytay.

I did, until last Saturday.

Taal, Batangas is located right across Tagaytay and just past Lemery, Batangas. It's one of the prettiest heritage towns I've been to. Much of the town still has the old Spanish stone houses and the capiz shell windows.

What sealed the deal for me is the Basilica de San Martin de Tours, the biggest church in Asia.

Notice the facade, it's very artistic.

The interior of the church is shaped like a cross and reminds you of the big churches in Europe. 

I love how the wall has aged with time.

To be consistent with the town's theme, here's the public comfort rooms within the church's premises.

Taal, Batangas is about 130 kms from Manila. If you take the Tagaytay-Lemery route, you will be greeted by a better view of Taal Volcano and the rolling hills surrounding the main crater.

For those who are familiar with the Fantasy Land, here it is along the road to Lemery.

Taal is one of the loveliest, if not THE loveliest town in Batangas.


  1. Thank you for sharing about Taal, Batangas Heritage Town! Discover more & check out the 2012 December Fiesta pics & updates at: taal.ph

  2. Thank you Dan. -(",)-*wink* Would love to get updates on the activities in Taal -(",)-*wink8



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