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Old February 16th, 2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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Cathedral de San Martin de Porres | Batangas, Philippines

Rate the Cathedral de San Sebastian in Taal, Batangas, Philippines

In 1570, Martin de Goiti and Juan de Salcedo, two Spanish generals explored the coast of Batangas on their way to Manila and came upon a Malay sttlement at the mouth of Taal River. In 1572, the town of Taal was founded and its convent and stone church were constructed later.

First built by Father Diego Espina in 1575 in what is now known as San Nicolas, which was historically a part of Balangon. It was destroyed when the volcano erupted in 1754. It was rebuilt at the present site in 1755, but was destroyed by an earthquake in 1849. Reputed to be the largest Catholic church in the Far East, construction of the present church was started in 1856, according to the plans of Lucina Oliver, an architect. It was inaugurated in 1885.

Reputed to be the largest in Asia, Taal Church stands 96 meters long and 45 meters wide on a plateau in the heart of Taal. The Augustinian Missionaries started construction in 1756, and it took a century for the church to achieve its present form. The façade resembles that of the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Its tabernacle is made of silver, the only one of its kind in the Philippines.

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Taal (ta-al') Lake is a body of water that formed in the crater of Taal volcano. Taal volcano's last eruption was in 1965. It was devastating and deadly. It is still active and has been restless since 1991. The island encircled by the lake is the new volcano crater. That is why the Filipinos call it the volcano within a volcano. Taal Lake is approximately 60 miles south of the City of Manila, on the island of Luzon, Philippines.

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10/10 - Besides their role as bastions of the Catholic faith, they are poised as living monuments and proud standing witness to the Filipino heritage. They are reminders of an era in the country’s colorful history.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 01:21 AM   #3
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beeeaaaauuuutiiiiffffuuuullll!!!!! 10/10
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:25 AM   #5
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:18 PM   #6
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needs restoration 7/10
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Old February 18th, 2006, 05:22 PM   #7
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Old February 27th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #11
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Again this is San Martin or St. Martin of Tours (Taal) Church and not San Sebastian. The church could need some restoration and the reconstructed belfry was poorly designed. Looks like a milk bottle. It's a good thing they didn't change the tiles of this church. From what I can recall from my previous visits, it could also use some maintenance.

Below is a picture of San Sebastian Cathedral in Lipa City.





May I also suggest the following links:

http://www.pbase.com/tekgik/bisita_iglesia_2004


http://www.imagesphilippines.com/sea...cathedral+lipa
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I think it needs a restauration...

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