Attractions

The Ruins

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OVERVIEW

The Ruins in Negros

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Located near the border between Talisay and Bacolod City, The Ruins is the remains of the mansion built by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson in memory of his wife Maria Braga Lacson who died during childbirth.  The mansion stands in a 440-hectare sugar plantation and is in Italianate architecture with neo-Romanesque columns and shell-inspired decor around the top edges of the mansion.  It was built in the early 1900s but it was set on fire by the Filipino guerilla fighters under the American command in 1942 during World War II to prevent Japanese forces from using it as their military headquarters.

Although only the skeletal frame was left of the once grand mansion, it remains one of the most well-preserved and majestic spots in Negros Occidental.  This attraction is open for tourists and can be booked for events and photoshoots.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
The Ruins
Type of Attraction:
Historical
Address:
Talisay, Negros Occidental 6115
Website:
Phone:
+63 (34) 476 9448
Hours:
Monday-Sunday 11:00-20:00
Closed:
During events
Best Time to Visit:
November to May
Food & Drink:
YES
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
Cost per Person:  $1-5
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
P100 pesos ($2 USD) Entrance fee adults
P50 pesos ($1 USD) Entrance fee students
P20 pesos ($0.40 USD) Entrance fee children
Notes:
The attraction is sometimes closed for events. Make sure to check their website for the schedule of events prior to your visit.

MAP

This attraction is located on Negros Island near Bacolod City.

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NEED TO KNOW

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is in the morning during opening.

Closures

This attraction is closed during events. 

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.  Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the attraction are not allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

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Photos

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NEARBY

The following are other points of interest are nearby:

  • Negros Occidental Gold  & Country Club 
  • Camp Learning
  • Happy Horse Farms Equestrian Centre 
  • Campuestohan Highland Resort 
  • Lizares Mansion

READ MORE: Bacolod City Visitors Guide | Negros Island Visitors Guide

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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