My fascination on heritage houses started when I visited Silay City in Negros Occidental last December 2010. From then on, I begun to love seeing heritage houses which makes me curious to know the story behind every house.
Taal has the ancestral houses of prominent Taaleños who took key roles in our struggle for Independence from the Spaniards. Two important houses are the Marcela Agoncillo (which we missed) and the Leon Apacible Ancestral Houses.
National Historical Institute Marker
Other well-preserved heritage houses around town include the mansions of prominent Taaleños such as:
Gliceria Marella de Villavicencio Ancestral House
Goco Ancestral House
Ylagan-Dela Rosa Ancestral House
Indeed, old heritage houses are the main attraction in Taal, with many of it still being used as residences until today.
It is a living museum town, just like what I saw in Vigan and in Silay. An important memento of what is worth preserving from the past.
This trip to Taal Batangas happened last January 17-18, 2011. Here is a series of posts on our trip to one of the most well-preserved Spanish colonial town in our country. Discover the places we've been to, the people we met, the food we tasted and the experience we gained as we unravel the magnificence of this old town.
The Well-preserved Spanish Colonial Town of Taal | The Heritage Houses of Taal | Casa Punzalan, A Blast from the Past! | The Our Lady of Caysasay Shrine and Sacred Well of Sta. Lucia in Taal
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