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The Ruins, Talisay
(4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
A haunting frame of a once majestic mansion, The Ruins stands as a testament to one man’s love. Built in the early 20th century by Negrense sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, the property honors the memory of his deceased wife and mother to his 12 children. Lying at the heart of a 440 ha (1,087.3 ac) farm, the mansion was later set on fire during World War II in a bid to prevent Japanese forces utilizing the site. Today, see the remains of the fire: the Italianate columns alluding to what was once a two-story, 10-bedroom home. Look for the couple's initials, carved above the stone arches. An onsite restaurant provides a scenic spot in which to sit and admire the property. Plan to visit The Ruins and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Talisay attractions using our Talisay vacation trip planner.
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  • A historically significant site well taken care of, the gardens alone are worth a walk through. But the "Ruin" is a showcase of engineering and construction that will withstand almost anything. I susp...  more »
  • The ruins tell the interesting story of a family who would rather see their beautiful home burned to the ground than have it taken by their enemies. Beautiful grounds. Animated guides. 
  • It was my second time here and there is an entrance building for tourists already. There were also more food stalls and live acoustic performance in the background. Got to see the famous in-house tour...  more »
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  • Perfect place to soak,unwind.place is quiet and peaceful.You can enjoy the scenery most esp when the lights lit up. Historical yet the place can be romantic.you can just sit down ,sip the local organic fresh cane juice while amazingly see the the sunset goes down and the lights are amazingly breath taking! Can be good for any kinds of pre nup, debuts, weddings or family pictorials. They have a very nice view and huge garden to walk from. They also have a resto inside,lil bit expensiven but i assure you this is the place to take your friends for a visit.
  • Best to go on a weekday so that there wouldn't be any accidental "photobombers" in your selfies or photos. =)
  • Words cannot describe bow absolutely gorgeous the RUINS are! This is a must visit place here in Negros Occidental. It is not very far from the airport so you can drop by there on your way to the city center.
  • The place is so magistic! Cheap food yet yummy and the hotels are so affordable. Wise city to visit.
  • The place is good. You can also play chess. Take note: It's not the usual size. But I just noticed we paid a lot. Payment for entering the subdivision, entrance in Ruins and parking fee. Corrupt.