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Taal Church: A Church's Journey To Survival

By Ian_delapena
Taal Church: A Church's Journey To Survival
The Saint Martin of Tours Parish, more popularly known as the Taal Church which is regarded as one of the largest churches in Asia.

Taal Church: A Church's Journey To Survival

Image of Christ in front of the church


The Church managed to survive the fury of the Taal Volcano after relocating along with the town it self.
Locals say that Taal's (the town) location is actually its third. The first location of the town was located at the mouth of the pansipid river. The second location was still by the lake nearer to its name sake volcano. However the town was forced to move when an extremely violent eruption happened during the 1800's when the whole town was devastated by the eruption.

Taal Church: A Church's Journey To Survival

Statue of San Nicolas


Up to this day the ruins of the original church still stands where hundreds of residents of Taal took cover thinking that they are safer inside the church. Unfortunately they were not spared.

Taal Church: A Church's Journey To Survival

A monument now stands on the side of the ruins. Here, Jesus appeared to St. Martin of tours (the one on a horse) as a beggar.


As you get close to the walls of the ruins you can observe the materials used to build it are mainly corals. You can feel and imagine as you go inside the perimeter of the walls how the people could have taken cover and felt safe inside.
Taal Church: A Church's Journey To Survival

Today, a community still exists on the old Taal town which is now known as San Nicolas. The patron saint of the town was also changed to the saint who's the name of the town was named after.

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