Historic Sites in Taal

Historic Sites in Taal, Philippines

Taal Historic Sites

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  • Robert E
    Manila, Philippines5 contributions
    You must have the tourist map to know where to go and what to see, but it is not easy to get hold of especially on Monday when everything is closed.
    I have not seen this information anywhere, so I hope it will be helpful to those thinking of going to Taal.
    I did eventually manage to obtain the map and there are many things to do even if most places are closed on Monday.
    The basilica is of course open and very impressive in many ways.
    The public market was also open with many Barong Tagalog shops, quite a sight for unfamiliar eyes.
    Just walking around the ancient town with buildings from the 16th century takes you back in time.
    We located San Lorenzo Ruiz steps, but finding Sta. Lucia Well took some detective work, a signpost would help, but it adds to the quaint atmosphere of Taal.
    All in all a very worthwhile visit, even on a Monday!
    Written 13 February 2023
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  • Eunice
    Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
    When we came, we were treated to a storytelling of the rich history and culture of this site. The owner of the place was so hospitable and made me feel extremely welcome. I'd definitely come back here again :)
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines6,157 contributions
    These are two deep wells that draw waters from a natural spring. People say that one of the miraculous appearances of Our Lady of Caysasay took place here when her image was reflected on the waters. However, they are not named after Our Lady of Caysasay but after St. Lucy (associated with eye diseases) because they say that one native of the place (named Juana Tangui) was cured from an eye ailment by the waters drawn from the wells. Since then people have attributed healing property to the wells' waters. They come here to draw waters from the well or simple to light candles on site.

    To get to the place, simply ask people for its exact location. There's a passage to the place somewhere along the San Lorenzo Ruiz Steps. The site is not well taken care of. The stone arch above the wells are currently supported by makeshift wooden scaffoldings. Be careful when you go to the wells. They are deep and you might slip into them if you're not careful. If you want some waters, just ask some of the men on site to draw them for you.
    Written 23 January 2022
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