Batangas is a popular destination for those who want a quick or even extended getaway from the concrete jungle in Manila or nearby cities. The province is well-known for several reasons, some of which include its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, stunning underwater ecosystems and rich history. You’ll also see
Batangas is often a go-to destination because of the many things you can do here. Plus, it is also accessible from Metro Manila and nearby cities. The province has a rich history and culture that dates back centuries. One of the churches to visit is the Invencion de la Sta.
This minor basilica in Batangas City became an independent parish in 1614. Fr. Diego de Mojica had a temporary structure built in the 1570s. Forty years later, the church burned down along with many other buildings in town. Fr. Jose Rodriguez had a new church built in the 1680s, this
The Parish of the Most Holy Trinity (also called Santissima Trinidad) is the youngest among the parishes of the Immaculate Conception in Batangas City. Its history doesn’t span centuries – it was established in 2007 – but it has its own charm. The community had a hand in building the
The Parish Church of Immaculate Conception also called the Balayan Church is an old church that dates back to Spanish colonial times. This church is also a declared National Cultural Treasure because of its significance to the history of the province.
The municipality of Balayan is located at the heart of Western Batangas. Its neighboring towns are Tuy on the north, Calaca on the east, Lian and Calatagan on the west, and the Balayan Bay on the south. Situated near the coast, Balayan was already the center of commerce and trade
Batangas is a famous destination because of the many things you can do such as scuba-diving, beach-bumming, and hiking. The province is also home to many old churches that contain religious icons. One such place is the Our Lady of Caysasay Shrine.
Augustinian missionaries established the original town of Taal back in the 1570s. They also then had the town’s very first church built. Fast forward to two centuries later, Taal Volcano erupted and practically destroyed the entire town including the church. Fearing another explosion, the locals moved to their current place.
Lian is a coastal town in the province of Batangas. It is divided into 19 barangays. Its neighboring towns are Nasugbu, Tuy, Balayan, and Calatagan. Even before the Spanish era, Chinese traders were already conducting business in coastal towns of Southern Tagalog; Batangas was one of the busiest trading ports.
Magdasoc Republic is located at Barangay Matabungkay in Lian, Batangas. It’s an unassuming eatery. The facade is very open; you can see the interior and the exterior in one go. Monobloc tables and chairs are placed outside.