Dec 22, 2012

Old Town Taal, Batangas

One of the places I enjoyed visiting this year was Old Town Taal, Batangas: an understated treasure of Philippine culture and beauty. The original inhabitants of this old municipality were migrants from Taal lake after the Taal volcano erupted in 1754. This heritage site is the location of the house of Marcela Agoncillo, the best known maker of the first Philippine Flag. Taal is also a destination site for many religious pilgrims for its famous Basilica de San Martin de Tours and the Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay. The Lady is said to have made several apparitions at the river and performs miracles for those who come to visit and ask for her intercession.

Taal is one of the hidden beauties of the Philippines, and at a mere 3-hours away from Metro Manila, everyone should pay a visit to such a picturesque and historical town. :o)

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