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The Ruins

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The Ruins located in the city of Talisay in the province of Negros Occidental was a mansion built in loving memory of a sugar baron’s wife. Story goes that it was a time when Don Mariano Lacson lost his wife, Maria Braga and his 11th child that he decided to pursue the mansion’s creation as a lasting reminder of their love.

Today, the Ruins stands as an epitome of love that lasts more than a lifetime. People can walk right through a love story by visiting and savoring the beauty of this place.

Nearby places

While in the province of Negros Occidental, one may opt to go on a nature trip in Marcia located at the foot of the volcano, Mt. Kanlaon. Visitors could also go on tours around Bacolod City.

User comments:

The Ruins in Bacolod has lots of history. Each part of the house has its purpose and distinction. The house was built for the love of Don Lacson to his wife and family. This house would fascinate your imagination and would bring you back to Don Lacson era. Such a simple gem, The Taj Mahal of the Philippines. - MarLene Bautista

Image by Earl John Salentes.


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