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Negros Island: Visiting The Ruins of Talisay City

One good side trip if you're on Bacolod for the Masskara Festival is The Ruins in Talisay City. This landmark is a very known tourist attraction that, in fact, it is considered as the 'Taj Mahal of Negros Island'. Let me give you a little tour of this famous landmark of Talisay City.
The Ruins

How To Get There

From Bacolod City, you can either take a cab that will take you directly to the ruins or take the public transportation. If commuting you can: 

  • From Bacolod City, Ride a jeep bound to "Bata". The fare is around PhP 10.00.
  • Get off at Northbound Terminal and then ride a tricycle going to The Ruins.
  • Tricyle rates going to the ruins are not standardized, they may charge you up to PhP 50.00 per person.

  • There is an entrance fee of PhP 95.00 for adults and PhP 40.00 for students and senior citizen.
    Entrance Fees

    The Ruins

    The Ruins was a mansion that was built in 1900's by the sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson for his wife. The mansion was the largest in Negros in its time. Unfortunately, the mansion was burned during World War II, thus met its sad fate. Today, however, travelers and tourists witness the remains of the once grand mansion.
    The mansion being constructed around 1900s

    Outside is a spacious garden with a fountain at the side of the ruins and a cafe or restaurant at the front, while inside is a souvenir shop and some memorabilia displays with photos of the Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson and his wife. The second level of the ruins is closed at the moment we visit it.
    Once a grand mansion, now a fascinating landmark
    The view from the side with the fountain
    The Garden Fountain
    View from the cafe
    Inside the Ruins
    The souvenir shop
    Photos of the mansion owner
    Old typewriter machine
    Tour guide telling stories about The Ruins
    The place can also open for events such as weddings, pre-nuptial pictorial location, conferences and other. The restaurant serves meals authentic to Negros Island like Chicken Inasal.

    Bacolod's Chicken Inasal
    Inside the restaurant
    Spacious garden at the side of The Ruins

    By night, The Ruins illuminate that gives more charm. It's truly a fascinating landmark that you should definitely see. So there you have it, The Ruins of Talisay City in Negros Island. Thanks for reading!
    Cheers from Talisay City!


    Hey there, thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed reading my article and helped you out with some travel tips and ideas. Please do leave a comment if you have some comments or suggestions and I'll gladly answer it. Cheers!

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