Galleria Taal
Galleria Taal
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Lisa D
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Apr 2022 • Friends
We were a group of 11 college friends who toured Taal Heritage Town. Our private tour guide, Rose Ilagan met and toured us at the Minor Basilica of St. Martin of Tours. Then we toured the Our Lady of Caysasay Shrine and the Sta. Lucia Well, which unfortunately were both under restoration. We couldnt go inside the Caysasay Shrine, but we could see how they were stripping the yellow paint in order for the original stone and carvings to show. Then we lit candles by the well and wiped ourselves with the healing waters. Then we toured 3 ancestral homes - Apacible, Agoncillo and Galleria Taal.

Galleria Taal had an extensive collection of over 200 working cameras. That alone is such a treasure. Also interesting were never before seen pictures dated 1700 onwards. Even if you're not a camera buff, the museum is one to see.

Lunch served at Candida Cafe at Galleria Taal was all of Taal's specialties - native chicken tinola, adobo sa dilaw, tapang Taal, sinaing na tulingan, maliputo, ensaladang talong, minatamis na saging, fried suman tsokoleche, kapeng barako. Everything was really good! Yummy also was the vegetable empanada, which had sotanghon inside.

For a whole day guided tour with such a sumptuous lunch, we spent P1,000 per person. Money worth spending. Fun and educational at the same time.
Written 2 April 2022
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,078 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
If you're into photography, then a visit to this place is a must if you're in the heritage town of Taal in Batangas. Located in one of the town's ancestral houses -- the Ilagan-Barrion house (built in 1870), you'll be amazed by the rich collection of cameras on display. It is the very first camera museum in the Philipines (inaugurated in 2009). At the same time you'll have a chance to visit the old house. And when hunger strikes, no problem. The place also has a small restaurant on the ground floor. Highly recommended!
Written 22 January 2022
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Angel K
Luzon, Philippines5 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This place is a "wow" it feels like you are in Vigan and I love museums! 😁

If u love museums and ancestral houses, u should visit Taal, Batangas and it feels like you're in Vigan. This is Vigan of the South!

Highly recommended to visit!!!
Written 5 May 2019
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miglovin
Los Angeles, CA1,130 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
..we dined at the eatery downstairs..everything was good. the drinks were refreshing..the camera collection may just be the best in the country..the decor was well apportioned..the staff was very helpful and courteous..ample parking across the street..
Written 24 December 2018
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EdSAlorenzo
Luzon, Philippines4 contributions
Jan 2018
Love the street that preserve old houses that will open a new dimension for you to learn the old traditions as well as re-visit the historical houses.
Written 12 December 2018
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EricSkopec
Carmona, Philippines177 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Galleria Taal is a restored classic home displaying a substantial collection of vintage cameras. Most visitors will simply enjoy the home, but serious collectors can spend hours examining the various cameras on display.
Written 14 November 2018
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L T
San Pedro, Philippines358 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Entrance fee is 100. I would like to thank miss Karen for her guided tour on our group. We have learned a lot from her about the history of the owner about his collection of cameras .old and new low and high end cameras.
Written 21 August 2018
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peejnaz
Metro Manila, Philippines22 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Went with my friends for a day trip and our tour guide recommended for us to go here and it was definitely worth all the heat we experienced. Hehe

It's so nice to see such rare cameras here, like the Mamiya and the Leicas. And they're working! They just don't have the film.

The cafe was air-conditioned. Their brewed barako coffee and their food wasn't anything I've ever tasted before. They were so satisfying and it felt like home, to be honest. Plus the staff made us feel so warm and welcomed.

We'll be definitely coming back here with more family and friends.

You can also have private events here. When we went, there was a group who had reserved their al fresco area and it really looked like a feast! Cant wait to be back here!
Written 4 May 2018
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cesinn
Quezon City, Philippines2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Here's what I love about Galleria Taal Museum and Restaurant:

1. All the vintage cameras here are in working condition! Maybe they'd even let you test out these vintage cameras if you bring your own film.
2. Staff were courteous and knowledgeable about the history of the cameras
3. When you come on weekends, you might catch the owner and he can give you a more personal and in-depth tour of this museum!
4. Customer service in the restaurant is great. Service time was a bit longer than expected but the food definitely makes up for it. And they gave us complimentary suman and tsokolate for being first timers in the Taal. Yay!
5. Food is simple and unpretentious, which is what food should be!

Definitely a must-see when you're in the Taal Heritage Town.
Written 25 April 2018
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vluchoa
Manila, Philippines21 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
many many cameras on display. then take a snack or meal in the restaurant to savor local delicacies.
Written 15 April 2018
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