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.
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Maria Cristina Falls
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Travelling with your significant other is different from travelling solo. When couples travel together, the shared experiences often bring their relationship to a higher level, forging a deeper bond, one trip at a time. For my birthday month, my beau and I chose to explore Bacolod together. The City of Smiles, also known as the sugarcane capital of the country, is a sweet spot literally and figuratively. The local dialect even has this sweet lilting accent that distinguishes its people from the rest of the Visayans. As first timers in the city, I listed some of the things I did with my S.O.
Are you a travel junkie or one of those who are truly hopped-up to complete the 81 provinces of our beloved Philippines? Well, I'm fond of travelling, a budgetarian I must say and I don't usually get to count the number of provinces I visited but what's enticing me to travel a lot is to experience diverse cultural heritage learn about interesting histories and outlook scenic places that never fail to amaze. Filling my sight with awe and reverence is more than just enough a rubberneck could have.
Going there, we rented a tricycle for Php500 from Campuestohan Highland Resort. The Ruins is more or less 30 minutes away from the highland resort.
Visiting the Ruins added flavor to our Negros Occidental trip. Personally, I was amazed on how the mansion survived the challenge of time.A century had passed but the mansion's foundation is still intact. This is a good reflection when it comes to life. That no matter how many times we fall because of our trials, we remain standing as we battle these challenges.
Never leave Negros Occidental without visiting The Ruins.
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Bacolod, the City of Smiles, is the home of the famous Masskara Festival. It is one of the well-known cities in Negros Island not only because of the convenience it provides as a transport hub, but also of its mouth-watering food.