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The Ruins, Talisay

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 300+ 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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  • The Ruins in Talisay City near Bacolod is lovely piece of architectural artwork, but pitiful for a splendid mansion to be burned by local guerillas so the Japanese Imperial Army can not use it as thei...  read more »
  • I was really curious about this place and to answer my curiousity I decided to go there. That day, the weather was not really good but hey i've been wanting to go there so rain you cannot stop me. Whe...  read more »
  • This is definitely you shouldn't miss if you visit to Bacolod beacuse this is one of the most famous and recommendable attraction it is called the Taj Mahal of Negros. Full of history and scenic spot ...  read more »
  • It was just the right time when we arrived there..a shade of the sunset, effect of lights. Awesome. We should preserve its beauty. If I will be back I will visit it again
  • Best time to visit this place is before sunset as the majestic Ruins changes its color to golden orange in front of the pastel colored skies
  • Its nice parang siyang resort
  • one of the most visited destinations in bacolod and perhaps the easiest to find. it only took a couple of rides to commute from robinsons mall (a multicab and a tricycle). it cost me less than 30pesos getting there. it opens daily from 8AM-8PM with an entrance fee of 80pesos. there were a number of groups (both local and foreign tourists) during my afternoon visit. the place was a bit crowded though, still with the right timing, i managed to take some good photos. while everyone else was on the ground and not too many climbed up, i went to the top of ruins and took some more photos (posted some on google+). as the place was pleasant and relaxing, the tour guides were informative, funny and loaded with punch lines. i stayed for about 3 hours and had a great laugh out moment. the total cost of my visit was around 600pesos (includes souvenir and food).
  • Great for photos. Funny guides. Great for those interested in local history
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