Taal Heritage Village
Taal Heritage Village
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,402 contributions
Jun 2022
Worth a visit and relaxed stroll. Much to see by walking and exploring. Some restoration ongoing. Good to see preservation efforts happening.
Written 17 June 2022
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,083 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
I've been trying to enlist Villavicencio Wedding Gift House, but an error feedback always pops up, so I'll just write here my review of this beautiful place you shouldn't miss when you visit the heritage town of Taal.

This house was given by Eulalio Villavicenzo to his soon to be wife Gliceria Marella in 1872 -- which explains the name of the place. It sits right next to the former's paternal house. It's open to the public upon reservation for only Php 100 per head. The caretaker also informed me that some rooms were open for overnight accommodation. Price ranges from Php 4500 a night (inclusive of breakfast) and you'll have a chance to live like a 18th century Filipino elite!

The whole place is like a museum. It's got lovely rooms, with furniture and turn-of-the-century decors. It is very well preserved, taken care of and very clean. The place is often rented out for shooting of local movie scenes. Visiting the house is like travelling back in time. It has a very rich history behind it. It helps a lot to do some readings about Philippine history, particularly about the late 19th century and the early 20th century, to appreciate it more. Every nook of it is instagrammable. I would very highly recommend that you visit this place when you go to the town of Taal. You won't regret it!
Written 1 June 2022
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,083 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
The old ancestral houses of Taal are lovely to look at from the outside, but most of them don't allow you to get inside. And even in the case of those few houses open to the public, booking ahead and a certain number of participants are required. This is a bit frustrating for freelance visitors and tourists. I wish local tourism could improve its tourism industry, in this regard, and make the town more open to guests.
Written 22 January 2022
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smiles1899
United States78 contributions
Jan 2020
Taal has a lot of interesting old buildings. The city restricts renovations in an effort to protect it's historical flair. I loved the lights during the holidays.
Written 8 January 2020
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Edilbert E
Luzon, Philippines13 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Very nice place to visit, not as mainstream as Vigan but offers more. Good place for history geeks and foodies. It’s like a larger Intramuros less the walls.
Written 28 December 2019
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Yeng M
Metro Manila, Philippines96 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Nothing much to see. Went on a sunday expecting shops and resto to check out came empty. Although you can see some old houses along the road but nothing extra ordinary or too fancy.
Written 28 October 2019
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Mrsjmalquisto
30 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
My first question would be, why the heck I just found out about this place. I don't have to travel to Vigan plus a lot of the ancestral houses offer free tours. A music see if you want to take a glimpse of our glamorous and grand past. Me and my hubbh were just in awe. Seeing the bedrooms, hearing the stories.. Don't miss Villa Vicencio Wedding gift house and have a buffet lunch at Paradores del Castillo.. We're definitely coming back.
Written 1 October 2019
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Hungry-sailor86
San Fernando La Union, Philippines420 contributions
Sep 2019
in my opinion the heritage village here is better maintained, more authentic, less money driven and all around nicer and more large than over rated vigan
a walk alone can take hours and there are many better museums and so on than vigan as well as more history and less tackiness
Written 24 September 2019
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Maria V
Las Vegas, NV90 contributions
Aug 2019
The basilica of St. Martin de Tours is the oldest basilica and largest one in Asia. It is noteworthy that it was built centuries ago, yet still stands. The surrounding homes & municipal buildings have been kept up and will give you a great idea of what homes & the community looked like then. For the romantics, pass by the Wedding Gift house, the gift of Eulalio Villavicencio to his bride, Gliceria, who also was a supporter of the Revolution & the Katipuneros. Pass by the Casa de Villavicencio, the home of the groom before his marriage. Extra points for stopping by the local market where you can buy coffee, sweets, local cuisine as well as the industry the town is known for - embroidery & making barong tagalogs. Beautiful! The Wedding gift & villavicencio homes charge a small fee; the basilica is free, but be prepared to purchase local sweets, snacks & mementos.
Written 14 September 2019
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bdavisengr
Tucson, AZ191 contributions
Jun 2019
Was on roadtrip to the Laguna and Rizal region and stumbled onto Taal Town and all the heritage houses. Several are open for visitors and even have nice presentation of the families and that time in the Philippines (fighting for independence from Spain and from the USA). So was interesting to learn of that time from the Filipino perspective as an American, get the history of that time from an American perspective.
Written 6 August 2019
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