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Batangas: Taal Basilica de San Martin de Tours, Asia's Biggest Catholic Church Structure
Just a very brief stop-over at Asia's biggest church structure in the heritage town of Taal, Batangas, a famous church and shoot location of several movies and TC series (teleserye).
Tutubi visited the place after participating in the annual Parada ng Lechon fiesta in Balayan, Batangas besides buying a katana (samurai sword), balisong, and several cutlery pieces in Barangay Balisong.
Pictures of Taal Basilica (Basilica of St. Martin of Tours) in Taal, Batangas:
the imposing facade of the Minor Basilica dedicated to St. Martin of Tours with a touch of classical architecture.
the interiors of the church with trompe l'oeil art technique creating a 3D illusion to churchgoers, tourists and curious visitors, similar to the ceiling of San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila
Tutubi admits though that due to very limited time, he wasn't able to fully explore the place or take better pictures from odd angles. He's sure that he'll go back to Taal town to explore more historical places and heritage treasures of this lovely town.
How to get to Taal, Batangas, please see this post:
Mass schedules of Taal Basilica to be posted later, contact numbers for weddings, events, baptism rates and other inquiries, please call their telephone number