The Ruins in Talisay City, Negros Occidental is what remained of the grand mansion that Don Mariano Lacson built, following the death of his first wife, Maria Braga. Built in memory of Maria Braga, the mansion became the residence of Don Mariano and his unmarried children.
Today, it is a tourist attraction for its romantic, yet strong structures. Many interesting tales and facts lie ...
within the walls and posts that remained of the Ruins. The Ruins is of Italianate architecture with neo-Romanesque twin columns. The couple's initials M and M are molded onto the mansion's posts.
The top edges of the mansion also feature a shell-inspired decor, which in New England indicates that the home is owned by a ship captain. This particular design is in honor of Maria Braga's father, who was ship captain.
The Ruins News
This is one place that is never to be skipped especially when you are heading to Negros Occidental. Just a few minutes away from Bacolod City lies the commonly known as "Taj Mahal of Negros" or "The Ruins" of Talisay City, Negros Occidental (except that there's no one buried here)
Hotel Roundtrip Airport Transfer
3 Nights Accommodation at Highway 21 or similar class
Tri-City (Bacolod-Silay-Talisay) Exclusive Day Tour with roundtrip transfer
Iloilo City Tour + Countryside Tour
Light Snacks at Camina Balay na Bato
Wave Pool at Campuestohan
All Entrance Fees
Guimaras Day Tour with hotel pick up and drop off
Rountrip Boat Transfer
We woke up in Bacolod and started adventuring around Negros Occidental. From the very beginning our day was "ruined". Except not in the way you might be thinking! We started off exploring the ruined mansion of Talisay City, from where we headed off to a mountain adventure!
In this video you will see Bret Maverick and I (two Canadians) adventuring off towards a volcanic mountain on the island of Negros. This part of the Philippines is beautiful to drive! With massive fields of sugar cane, beautiful rice terraces and dense volcanic forest...
We ended up at a magical mountain side resort c ...
Remains of a stately Italianate mansion, razed during WWII, with a restaurant & landscaped gardens.
While most people celebrate the MassKara Festival through partying and watching the street dance competition, there are some who make the festival an excuse to explore Bacolod City and the rest of Negros Occidental.
Who would not want to grab the opportunity to marvel at the province's "sweetness"?
Negros Occidental, as they say, is a land of sweet surprises. It truly is. With its beautiful greenery, natural charms and world-class seascapes, the province is a must-visit beauty.
If you want to celebrate MassKara away from the revelries, here are some places in the vicinity we suggest ...
The MassKara Festival of Bacolod City goes into full swing in October, and with it a deluge of tourists and party-goers who want to experience the famous sea of smiling faces.
Here is a quick guide to some of the best things to do in and around "The City of Smiles" of Negros Occidental.
Eating your heart out
Ask anyone what to do in Bacolod City and one of the first things they will tell you is to go on a food trip.
First stop for food tripping in Bacolod City should be to get a taste of real Bacolod chicken inasal in Manukan country, a street full of restaurants that offer various ...