Relive the olden days!

Travel back in time, back to the old Spanish times of 16th century, with Culture Shock PH’s Taal Heritage Town Tour. Get lost in the town’s inherent allure as you wind through endless rows of bahay na bato, reflecting traces of the town’s illustrious past. Get a glimpse of the old life as you unwind and dine in style in ancestral houses, walking through the same corridors of Taal’s history makers who bravely contributed to the success of the Philippine revolution against the Spaniards.

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See through the lenses that captured our history with the impressive collection of vintage and rare cameras and Philippine antiquarian photographs, including the rare snapshot of the execution of Dr. Jose Rizal. With Culture Shock PH, go on a pilgrimage to the miraculous well of Sta. Lucia, where devotees wash with the well’s water and light a candle as they quietly say a prayer. Finally, climb the belfry of the largest Catholic Church in Asia, and get a stunning, panoramic view of the town with the sea in the horizon!

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Bring home mementos of your day trip as you head home. Taal is known for their intricate barong embroidery as well as the sharp butterfly knife, giving it the nickname Barong Capital and Balisong Capital of the World. For sweet teeth, Taal makes wonderful panutsa, a round peanut brittle crystalized in rich caramel.

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Taal is such a spirited place, drumming to its own beat. The whole town is practically a living museum! Allow yourself to relive the olden days as you join our Taal Heritage Town tour.

Tour Highlights

Casa Villavicencio
Villavicencio Wedding Gift House
Galleria Taal
Our Lady of Caysasay Shrine
Sta. Lucia Well
Marcela Agoncillo Museum
Apacible Ancestral House
Agoncillo Mansion/White House
Basilica of St. Martin de Tours
Taal Public Market