The Ruins, Talisay

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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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  • If you're ever in Bacolod, it should come in the evening just before sunset. You can see the sunset and the ruin of the family Lacson in lighting. Nothing great but belong to Bacolod the ruins just...
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  • I have visited Ruins many times since it was first opened to public until now that it has gained attention. I would say that it has improved its beauty and the management had done a great job in maint...  more »
  • I loved this place and would suggest you read about it before visiting, it will give you a better appreciation of its history. This is a love story, a place built with loving care to reflect Mr Lacson...  more »
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  • Very safe and quiet. If you have a vehicle transportation would be very easy. If not, there are taxis you can hire but you have to be in groups to spend lesser. 100 pesos entrance. It is best to visit from 5:00 pm onwards. Have fun!!!
  • I figured the place would have been more beautiful and authentic if the structure was not modified and that there would have been no surrounding buildings (such as the cafe and event hall), it made the site feel a bit phony and staged. However, the place was still beautiful and rustic, the site takes you to a time that you can only see through pictures and texts. I suggest going there at sunset, they say the building turns gold.
  • Very historic and romantic scenery. Just outside the old house is a restaurant where you can have a good view with the house while sipping a glass of cold and healthy sugar cane juice. The sugar cane juice stalls are also found just outside the house with all other food you can choose
  • This place is Majestic. It's like tripping down memory lane. Probably one of the most photographed places in Bacolod. It's quite far from the city though, and after filling your photos with picture, no other activities can be done. Sti, it's a very nice place to visit.
  • The ruins draws crowds for its' picture worthiness and a bit of romanticism. Their guides Mars and Roger take turns telling stories and anecdotes to make it interesting. There is a coffee shop on the grounds. On the back is a huge lawn and garden which is the entrance gate area. The ground is covered with ground grass but is damp and muddy so shoes can get wet.
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