The Ruins, Talisay

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 a Talisay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • When in Bacolod, I believe that one must pay this place a visit, because you've never been to Bacolod if you're not able to visit. I think the best time to visit is before sunset to get a glimpse of i...  more »
  • We loved this place. Definitely a must if you are in Negros Occidental. Very nice restored old mansion.  more »
  • If you love history and seeing grand structures this place is an awesome place to be. There was a short tour guide that was funny and informative. Highly suggest going during sunset as the photo oppor...  more »
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  • Entrance fee is too pricey now than before. However, if you want to relax, they have a good spot. I don't know if they still have tour guide because I don't see any group of people trying to learn the history of the house. It just became an IG worthy place for photo op.
  • Best time to go here is before sunset til evening on weekdays to avoid crowd and photo bummers. Plus the saxophonist(?) is good.
  • Fantastic ambience and service. Meticulously maintained and beautiful grounds. Food in the new Gazebo Restaurant is very good. Local cuisine with a gourmet twist.
  • The facade is really great for pictures. I've been in this place before it was popular. It's now more accessible to tourists unlike before I had to rely on Google maps to go there. Entrance fee is 100 pesos.
  • The Ruins. Every corner is picture perfect. Entrance fee for adults is Php 100.00 each. We didn’t witness the sunset coz’ there was a wedding when we visited, but still its a good place to be.

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