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Address: Illustre Avenue, Taal, Luzon, Philippines

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You have not been to Taal, Batangas if you have not visited the Basilica of St. Martin de Tours which is a major landmark of the town. This grand display of the country's Catholic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Makati, Philippines
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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have not been to Taal, Batangas if you have not visited the Basilica of St. Martin de Tours which is a major landmark of the town. This grand display of the country's Catholic faith is considered to be the largest church in the Philippines and in Asia, standing 88.6 meters (291 ft) long and 48 meters (157 ft) wide.... More 

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Los Banos, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The basilica is one of the oldest and biggest churches in the Philippines (founded in 1878 if I'm not mistaken). Parking space is a little bit limited (we arrived a little late and had to park in the basketball court across the street. There is also a parking lot for motorcycles on the left side of the church. The church... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will not enjoy visiting taal if you were not able to visit the basilica. Though they have entrance fee of 50php i guess they require it for the maintenance of the basilica

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fusion of history, sacred and yes, Koi pond. 😄 After going to church, you can drop by the museum to see some religious display & snap some pic on the belltower. The belltower will give you a pretty view of Taal.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Magnificent cathedral the largest in Asia well maintained by the Knights Templar and Free Masons It even has a statue of Mary Magdalene A MUST see The only thing is that the Department of Tourism has done nothing at all to boost any visits by tourists as there are hardly any signs on how to get there

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Taal, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Definitely a MUST see. This is one of the oldest Catholic church in Asia. Amazing how the structural features inside and out are well preserved. A tour will give you a feel of the days of Spanish influence.

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Thank Joe M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

go to the side entrance a pay a small fee to be able to go all the way to the top. You'll get a great view of the main hall of the church, pass through an old, narrow passageway, and finally reach the top deck overlooking the town

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

People visit this Basilica not just for faith, but also for the view. One can check Taal in the rooftop of the church. A good one to experience.

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Cavite City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This church attest the Philippines history. Biggest church i've visited so far. Bringing back old times.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Reputed to be the largest Catholic church in Asia, it IS truly huge. And its ohh-someness goes beyond its size. The main altar is richly designed, as are the side altars, in the style of churches built by the Spaniards who ruled the country for some 400 years. The elevated pulpit from where priests delivered homilies ("sermons" we used to... More 

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