Taal is a coastal municipality in the province of Batangas. Nevertheless, its coastline is not very long.
Places of Interest
The following are places of interest, tourist attractions and/or notable landmarks in Taal.
- Beach resorts for rest and recreation along the coast of Balayan Bay
- Museo nina Marcela Marino at Felipe Agoncillo – located at Agoncillo Street. Both natives of Taal, Felipe Agoncillo is known as the “Outstanding First Filipino Diplomat” while his wife, Marcela, is known as the “Mother of the Philippine Flag”. She, together with her then7-year old daughter Lorenza and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad, Dr. Jose Rizal’s niece, sawed the first official flag of the Philippines. The museum holds a collection of the paintings, furniture, and other memorabilia that belonged to Taal’s most prominent couple.
- Heritage Town – a title ascribed to the town owing to the profusion of well-preserved ancestral mansions/villas. These belonged to prominent families who had members that figured in national history and Philippine society during the Spanish era.
- Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay – located at Barangay Tatlong Maria. This religious shrine is a favorite destination among pilgrims and devotees because of the Virgin’s reported apparitions in the area. The miraculous well, called the Santa Lucia Well that is believed to yield healing waters, is also in the locality.
- Basilica Menor de San Martin de Tours – Measuring 96 meters long, 45 meters wide, and 96 meters tall, this National Shrine or National Historical Landmark is reportedly the biggest Catholic Church in Asia.
Map of Taal
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