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The Ruins, Talisay

#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Negros Island
Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
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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  • It's a nice place to visit when your looking for historic locations and this is a must when you are in Bacolod. there's a restaurant however its a little bit pricey an the food is not that great but.....  more »
  • Its an ancestral mansion of a wealthy family, a lovely place for pictorials and lots of lots of portraits and informative relics.With its magnificent structures and scenic location a lot of people...  more »
  • I recommend that it is perfect timing when you go there during sunset because it gives a romantic ambiance while listening to their live band playing oldies but goodies hits. And it is some glimpse from the past to everybody who wants to go there. INSTAGRAMABLE!!!
  • Beautiful landscaping and a view how the sugar barons lived in their hey day. The Americans should be made to restore this beautiful building to its former glory for burning it down. The more I travel in the Philippines I fail to see anything the US colonial masters have added to society and the infrastructure. Places like this are to be preserved at all costs.

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