Places near Metro Manila to Reconnect with Philippine Heritage
Take a tour into the country's past.
by Marky Ramone Go | February 16, 2018
While most people would make the long 10-hour journey to Vigan to see old Filipino houses, unbeknownst to many, a mere 3-hour distance away from Manila, in the town of Taal in Batangas, situates a number of old, well-preserved houses.
Many mansions of wealthy families from the 1700s such as the Agoncillo Mansion, Don Leon Apacible House, Casa Punzalan, Doña Gliceria Marella Villavicencio Residence and Doña Marcela Marino Agoncillo home, to state a few, open their doors to visitors.
Besieged with intricate and stylish interiors prevalent during the colonial period, one can find an Instagrammable spot in almost every corner. Located not far away are the centuries old Shrine of the Virgin Caysasay and the Taal Basilica or otherwise known as Basilica de San Martin.