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The Ruins

The Ruins


At first, you will just see an old skeleton mansion but when you look at it and observe the structure design will leave you breathless and the story behind the house will pull strings on your heart. There are symbols that tells stories from the crown, the letters M, the seashells and the infinity symbols. The mansion was built in the 1900s by Spanish-Filipino sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson for his Portugese wife, Maria Braga. It was the biggest and most elegant residential structure in the province at that time–with a 4-tiered fountain brought in from abroad fronting the mansion and lavish furnishings from Europe and Asia filling the lavish home. It met its ill fate in the early part of World War II when Don Mariano asked Filipino guerrilla fighters to burn the mansion down to prevent the Japanese from using it as their headquarters. Due to the mansion’s use of Grade A concrete and sturdy construction, it took days for the fire to bring down the mansion’s roof, walls and floors. If that isn’t a testament to just how grand this mansion was, then I don’t know what is. With only its pillars, grand staircase and parts of its two-inch wooden floor on the second storey that remain.

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How to get there  :

Proceed to Bata (PEPSI bottling plant) and turn east. About 600 meters, you will see a cell site above a 2 story building on the left. Opposite that building you will see a big sign that says “THIS WAY TO THE RUINS”. You will enter that narrow street leading to Rose Lawn Memorial Garden. Follow the small red and yellow signs on the electrical posts which will lead you all the way to The RUINS.

Entrance Fee :

  Student - 40php
  Regular - 60php

Address : Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Contact No.: (+6334) 476-4334 / (+63 917) 832-6003 / (+63 939) 298-5657


Lawn Area

Fountain


The Mansion

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Bata,+Bacolod,+Negros+Occidental,+Philippines@10.708851906119628,122.98267364501953&z=10

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2 comments:

  1. THIS PLACE IS MY NEXT TARGET! IS THERE A RESTAURANT NEAR TO THAT PLACE?

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  2. Hi Precious, unfortunately there is no restaurant near the area but it is just few kilometers away from the highway where you can buy foods ahead ^_^

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