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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Talisay City, Negros Occidental: The Ruins Mansion

The Ruins, a tourist landmark in the heart of Negros Occidental Province, has been continuously making it's mark as one of the must-visit and must-see place in Talisay City. From a big and old mansion ruined by time, it was renovated and improved for it to be tourist-worthy.

the ruins wide view
The Ruins Negros Occidental

The Ruins is located at Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Though the place is fairly accessible, the roads going there however are not that developed... yet.

TRAVEL TIP: The easiest and most convenient way from Bacolod City is to ride a jeepney with a route "Bata - Libertad". You may find the "Bata - Libertad" jeep passing by the Bacolod Public Plaza and through Lacson Streets. Inform the driver that you will go to The Ruins and he will drop you at the street going to Goldcrest Village in Barangay Bata. The fare is PHP 8 per person. The nearest Landmark is Pepsi Bottling Plant.

The Ruins Negros

From the street going to Goldcrest Village, you will see a signboard "This Way Going to The Ruins". Ride a tricycle from there and one-way fare is PHP 10 per person and the tricycle can accommodate 4 - 5 persons. Ask the driver to wait for you at The Ruins because there are no tricycles available there.

The Ruins structure up close

Sideview of the ruins

The Ruins -view of fountain

The Ruins' History (taken from www.Ilonggos.net)

"Wealthy sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson built the mansion in 1900′s for Maria Braga, his portuguese wife. He made sure that the mansion was furnished with imported luxurious items. The Mansion’s structure resembles that of the italian architecture with neoclassical columns. The facades of the mansion is comparable to the ones in Carnegie Hall. The belvedere facing west enables one to view the beautiful sunset through the bay window.

The Ruins Mansion Bacolod City

 
The garden of the mansion was tended by Don Mariano’s daughter Angelina. Imported lilies filled the garden and around the fountain. A Japanese gardener was hired to maintain the gardens until he disappeared just before the war. It was found out later on that the gardener they hired was an informant to the Japanese Military. When the world war 2 broke out, the guerillas burned down the mansion to prevent the Japanese from occupying the area. The mansion burned down leaving behind the concrete structure that still stands to this day."

Picture perfect ruins
Postcard Perfect: The Ruins

The Ruins opens up at 8:30 in the morning and closes at 8:00 in the evening and the Entrance Fee is PHP 60 per person. If you feel hungry while having a tour, no problem because they have a small cafeteria and coffee shop to suffice your stomach's needs!

14 comments:

  1. Tricycle grabe maningil apat kami 100 each daw kc balikan. Tricycle body number nya 28.

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    1. Hi Nelson! Thanks for reading my The Ruins post. Well some drivers may take advantage of tourists visiting the place.. I think it's common everywhere thus we should research well of the place we want to visit :)

      Keep traveling!

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  2. ..open po ba sila kahit weekends and holidays??

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    1. To my knowledge, yes po open sila kahit weekends at holidays.

      Keep traveling! :)

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    2. Wla bang ma rent na sasakyan who will do the tour sa mga tourist spots? How much? Paki post po ang # na pwde

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    3. Hi there!, You may contact "L' Tours Rent a Car" service in Bacolod City who is doing some serviced tour. You check their facebook profile and contact details:

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/LTours-Rent-a-Car/235102863306651

      Keep Traveling! ^^,

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  3. pwd po ba mag video d2? for school project lng po

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    1. I believe yes! But to be sure, ask some prior permission to the caretaker or tourism officer present in The Ruins during your day of visit :)

      Keep traveling! ^^,

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  4. except sa 60 nga entrance may balayran pa gd?

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    1. Entrance Fee is the one that needs to be paid lang po :)

      Keep traveling! ^^,

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  5. wala additional pay sa tricycle mag pa hulat? :) thank you.

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    1. You may negotiate it with your Trike driver Eeann. Also, there are several trike waiting outside The Ruins so not a problem to find transpo from there.

      Keep traveling! ^^,

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  6. Hi po..may idea po ba kaU mgkano ang bayad if dito sa the ruins magpakasal? Thanks in advance po!

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    1. Hi! Apologies I don't have any idea po :)

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