Talisay City is a 3rd city income class component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. Primarily a residential and trading center, Talisay lies within the Metro Cebu area.
Much of the commerce in Talisay takes place in the Tabunok area, where several public markets, strip malls and commercial establishments are situated. The biggest mall is Gaisano Grand Fiesta Mall Tabunok, which has a supermarket, department store and formerly, a cinema. However, much of the population still depend on the public markets, where they can find fresh meat, fish and vegetables, as well as other household needs. Being the southern gateway to Cebu City, Talisay, along with the Tabunok area, serve as the commercial area for municipalities south of the city.
The construction of the South Road Properties project, which is a 6-lane coastal highway from downtown Cebu City to the town of Minglanilla, with several exits in between, has eased traffic dramatically, making the city a popular zone for housing developments.