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The Ruins, Talisay

(4.3/5 based on 360+ 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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  • I last visited this place in 2010 when it could really be called "The Ruins" - skeletal remains of a mansion that burned down years ago, surrounded by a lush green garden. I was really surprised to fi...  more »
  • Surprisingly scenic and interesting albeit relatively new building. Great pictures if you go when the crowd is limited 
  • Great old structure and the grounds are well kept, we went at night and had a nice time. It would be an incredible building if restored. There were a lot of people visiting. 
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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.