So here's 10 things to do when in Tayabas City!
1. Minor Basilica of St. Michael de Archangel
The church is the largest in the province of Quezon; and is built in the shape of a key. Locals often refer to the church as Susi ng Tayabas ("The Key of Tayabas").
2. Casa Communidad De Tayabas
Casa de Comunidad is a national historical landmark which houses the local museum and the municipal library. It is host to many cultural and historical activities.
3. Malagunlong Bridge
A declared historical site by the National Historical Institute and a potential candidate for UNESCO World Heritage, Malogonlong Bridge is one of the oldest and longest stone arched bridges found in province of Quezon. It is a 136 metres (446 ft) long bridge built between the years 1840 and 1850.
Good Place for trekking and Nature Trippin!
4. Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan
One of the famous restaurants in Quezon Province offering delectable cuisines of Tayabas.
Seafoods and Filipino Cuisines!
5. Graceland Estates and Country Club
Graceland is a sprawling leisure estate nestled in the embrace of Quezon province’s eco-cultural tourism hub.
6. Nawawalang Paraiso
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.
7. Calle Budinan
8. Mallari Distillery
Mallari is the oldest distillery in Tayabas And is located in Barangay Lalo just outside the town of tayabas.
9. Pansit Habhab
This dish is eaten without using any utensils since it is traditionally served on a banana leaf. The Pancit Habhab is conveniently rolled inside banana leaf and all you have to do is push the noodles to your mouth. This is usually drizzled with vinegar before serving.
10. Mayohan sa Tayabas / Hagisan ng Suman
A stellar attraction during the month of May. A grand, colorful and folsky Parada ang Baliskog welcomes a guest to Mayohan Festival. "kog" means arc, a welcome arc. The more the imaginative decked it with local flowers and palay. Yearly.
Suman is the ritual gift of Hagisan. Hagisan is an opportunity for the Tayabasin to share their prosperity. Bundles of suman are gaily tied in a bamboo called bagakay, exhibited and installed at households along the procession route. As soon as the image of San Isidro passes by the bagakay must be emptied of its colourful array of abundance, which aside from suman, includes banana, mango, buko, pineapple and other local farm produce. In most houses, suman and other farm produce are no longer tied in bagakay, they simply throw them with passion and great enthusiasm from their decks, balconies, or windows to the multitudes of peasants and workers. Hagisan means throwing or sharing away.
So there you go Top 10 Things to do and Visit in Tayabas, Quezon! So proud of my Roots and Hometown! See you on May 15, 2015! Mayohan and Aguyod!