Batangas: Visiting The Taal Basilica, the largest Catholic church in Asia

When we hear the word Taal, the first thing that would surely pop up in your mind is the Taal Volcano, followed by the famous Bulalo from Tagaytay but Taal is not just about the little crater, it's about the rich culture and history of Taal, Batangas. Here's one of their iconic features-- the Taal Basilica.

Taal Basilica, the largest Catholic church in Asia, situated nearby the historic town of Taal where old houses like the ones you see in Ilocos are still surviving time and has been preserved throughout the years.

Looking at the colors and the worn-out features of the church, it's a sure thing that it stood many years of changing weather, generations of families in Taal and natural phenomenal events like earthquakes and typhoons.

Here's how it looks like once you enter. The interiors give that antique feel having the old structural and architectural interiors of the medieval times. I didn't get to roam around for a long time but I had about five minutes of solemn pray time to connect myself with God once again.

Aside from that, there's a statue in front of the church welcoming all the guests and parishioners. There are also vendors outside of the church who sell Batangas delicacies so you can purchase one from them to bring for your family and friends as pasalubong!

During my Taal trip, I also visited the Taal Maranan's Farmville and their very own organic dishes from Restorante de Farmacia where I had a sumptuous meal.