Taal Basilica

Holy Week is a big deal to many of us Filipinos. Not a surprise as we rank number three for countries with most number of Catholic Population. There are many things that we do as a part of our reflection or sacrifice such as Fasting, Visita Iglesia, Station of the Cross, and many more.

This year, I decided to join my boyfriend’s family when he asked me to come along with them at Taal Church. All the while, I thought we we’re going to Tagaytay because I always associate the place Taal with Taal Volcano or Tagaytay City. Never knew that Taal was a small town located in Batangas.

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 Taal Basilica or Basilica de San Martin de Tours is the largest church in the Philippines and in Asia. It was constructed in 1575.

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I had always been a big fan of old churches.♥

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Before the mass, we treated ourselves for street foods merienda!

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Home made rice cakes are sold everywhere at a cheap price!

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Bought this candle for Php 20.00. We’ll light them later and say a little prayer. 🙂

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Time to Give Thanks. 🙂

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 The church was beautiful inside too. Just Perfect!

How to Get There:

From Manila, take bus bound for Lemery, Batangas. Get off once you reached Taal Lemery Bypass Junction and take the jeepney going to the Basilica.

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