Casa de Comunidad de Tayabas | Things to do in Tayabas City-Quezon
|Open:||Tue - Fri, 9am - 6pm; Mon & Sat, 8am - 5pm. Closed on holidays.|
|Address:||Brgy. San Roque Zone 1, Tayabas City, Quezon|
Officially known as Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Tayabas Church is considered one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. Ideal for dramatic weddings, the basilica is famous for its 103-meter-long aisle and its baroque-style paintings and murals. Unique to this church is the clock on its belfry tower. Tayabas Church was initially made of nipa, bamboo, and anahaw, by Franciscan Friars in 1585. It was only in 1600 that the church was built from adobe, but was destroyed by an earthquake in 1743. The church was rebuilt the year after, and then expanded in 1856. It was once again damaged during the World War II, and was reconstructed in 1966. The church was declared a minor basilica in 1988.
Calle Budin is a small, specialty street lined with stalls selling sweets and homemade delicacies in Tayabas. Comprising about 20, the stalls sell items such as candies, pastillas, atsara, coco sugar, chicharon, espasol, sweet ube, yema kopek, and pili tart. The most popularly sold items on this street are Quezon's lambanog, longganisa de Lucban, and budin. Named after the iconic delicacy of Tayabas, Calle Budin sells budin in every single stall. Though each stall has a different version of this pugon-baked goody, all of them use the same ingredients and the same way of cooking. Budin is the cassava version of the kakanin or rice cake. It is made of milk, sugar, cheese, eggs, margarine, balinghoy, and of course, cassava. The ingredients are mixed or pounded together, and cooked in a pugon or coal-based oven for four hours. Budin is best eaten while it is still warm, and topped with more cheese.
Malagonlong Bridge is just one of the 11 Spanish stone bridges in Tayabas, Quezon. A National Historic Site, this particular bridge was built in 1840. Like the other stone bridges in Tayabas, Malagonlong Bridge is made of adobe, egg white, and molasses. Back in the old days, passersby had to pay with a piece of specific rock to get through. Parallel to this old bridge is the new bridge, which connects Barangay Mateuna of Tayabas and Barangay Lakawan of Mauban. Below these two bridges runs a shallow river where visitors can bathe and hangout. To get to the river, just look out for the cemented stairs going down from the new bridge.
Where to stay
Nawawalang Paraiso Resort & Hotel first opened its door in April 1985.
Through the years, Nawawalang Paraiso Resort continues to be one of Quezon’s favorite holiday, retreat and dining venues. With its alluring, pleasant and enjoyable charisma, the resort has been attracting thousands of loyal and satisfied guests. Dubbed as “The Lost Paradise”, it is living up to its promise as the ultimate place for fun, rest, recreation and romance.
The development of Batis Aramin rooted from the childhood dream of Mr. Filomeno D. Valde. The property has been sold to the family when he was still young. It has become a favorite picnic place for his friends. It is a blessed land because old folks say that the place used to be the hiding place of the Holy Sepulcre (Mahal na Senyor) during the World War II. Fascinated by its green meadows, abundant vegetation, cool fresh air and its ever flowing crystal clear water from the spring called the ARAMIN, he decided to convert it to a resort.A pool and several cottages were built. It formally opened in the Easter of 1997. It was flocked by thousands and eager picnickers during its opening salvo since there was no resort in the vicinity. It was classified as Special Interest Resort by the Department of Tourism. Additional cottages for overnight accommodation were added in subsequent years. A 14-room hotel was built in 2005 and a multipurpose sports court was added in 2006. Air conditioned multi purp0ose halls were added. Several villas were also built in 2007.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Quezon, this place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Getting there and around
Brgy. San Roque Zone 1, Tayabas City, QuezonGet directions