All we wanted was to take a few shot at the facade of Casa Villavicencio. I rang the bell and asked the people in-charge for permission to take photos. Having just visited Taal Basilica, we were so blessed to have been accommodated by no other than the owner himself, the fourth generation Villavicencio, Mr. Ernie Villavicencio.
Casa Villavicencio was a wedding gift of Eulalio Villavicencio to his wife Gliceria Marella de Villavicencio. The house and its owners played a major role in helping shape the Philippine history for they helped feed and cure the soldiers. And the house became a secret meeting place of revolutionary leaders.
Before touring us around the house, we watched a documentary video about the forgotten heroine of the Philippine Revolution - Gliceria Marella de Villavicencio, the Godmother of the Revolutionary Forces.
Upon climbing the second floor of the house this wide window and so many furniture made in narra welcomed us. Everything about Casa Villavicencio speaks of beauty, elegance and rich history.
|The view from the living room|
Mr. Ernie Villavicencio and his wife Maria Rosario Ria Saldana Benedicto began restoring Casa Villavicencio in 1994. Although it took them many years to achieve the restoration, it brings them pleasure to have the youth of today learn about the culture and history of Taal.
|This used to be a secret passage going to Taal Church.|
Visit Casa Villavicencio at 33 Marella St. Taal, Batangas
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