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.


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


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


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


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


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


Time to Give Thanks. 🙂


 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.