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The Ruins

Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines
+63 34 476 4334
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beautiful ruins

first time travel to bacolod., and i will forgot to see the ruins,amazing creature. clean place.....

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sheryle C
via mobile
Taj Mahal of the Philippines

A bldg dedicated to his late wife. Its also known as the taj mahal of philippines. The bldg was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
yvette l
via mobile
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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+63 34 476 4334
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

first time travel to bacolod., and i will forgot to see the ruins,amazing creature. clean place.....

Thank Sheryle C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A bldg dedicated to his late wife. Its also known as the taj mahal of philippines. The bldg was burned during american war. thats where the bldg known after the burned of the mansion and was called the ruins. Its a good venue for photo...More

Thank yvette l
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The building is of course a delightful insight into the history of Negros, a reminder of the wealth that used to be. The tour guide is an attraction in his own right - one of the best I’ve experienced worldwide - and apparently a finalist...More

Thank johnni147
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an attraction that's quite attractive at night, especially with the lights on. During the day, it may seem ordinary but the place holds a unique story that one simply should visit when in Bacolod.

Thank Marisel S
lacsonmansion, General Manager at The Ruins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marisel. Thank you for visiting The RUINS and for your kind rating. We look forward to your next visit in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ruins is one of the highlights when visiting Bacolod. Its roughly 30 minutes drive from SM City Bacolod. The garden is beautiful, clean and well maintained. The building itself is not too big for a mansion but was good enough. I was expecting more...More

Thank Jigger-Fred
lacsonmansion, General Manager at The Ruins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jigger-Fred. Thank you for visiting The RUINS and for your kind rating. Prior to the burning of the mansion, the guerillas looted everything that was left behind by the family. There was hardly anything left after the 3-day fire which consumed all except the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ruins represent the lifestyle of the haciendero elite in the 1800's to WWII. The Lacson family is one of the most prominent families in Negros Island...and the history of Don Mariano Marcos & family is fascinating. It also shows how amazingly sturdy the buildings...More

Thank AnaSalacata
lacsonmansion, General Manager at The Ruins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ana. Surely, you meant Don Mariano Lacson instead of Mariano Marcos. Thank you for the nice reviews you posted. I am glad your visit was worthwhile and I hope you enjoyed Negros Occidental, its food, its attractions, and the people.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Australia the hustle and bustle of the Phillipines can be overbearing at times. Whilst Bacolod is much quieter, anyone looking to relax in an amazing environment should visit the ruins. The ruins themselves are amazing but if you visit take the time to...More

Thank benny04j
lacsonmansion, General Manager at The Ruins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Benny. Thank you for the compliment and recommendation and generous rating. We are glad that you valued your visit to The RUINS and you had a relaxing moment in it. We look forward to your next visit in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This house was built to commemorate a husband's love for his wife. The house was damaged during WWII and later on restored. The grounds are beautiful! Go in the late afternoon and take your time. The place has a different charm to it during the...More

Thank StarryEyedLuna
lacsonmansion, General Manager at The Ruins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi StarryEyedLuna. Thank you for visiting The RUINS and for your kind rating. Yes, we do have guided tours inside the mansion which narrates the love story of Mariano & Maria and that of the burnt mansion. We also have an audio-visual presentation of the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What is there that attracts people to stare at a ruined building? It is the story behind the said mansion that makes people fascinated with this place. But once you are there you can be brought back in time and give your self a chance...More

1  Thank Papa-Caps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss to visit The Ruins when you are in Bacolod. The moment we set foot inside the mansion we really can feel the essence of love and positive vibes around the place. Mr. Roger Lucero former PBB737 3rd big placer is very funny while...More

Thank Ash N
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ecarg l
4 July 2017|
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Response from manoeljava | Reviewed this property |
You may call at 09569256153 or (034)4411171 and look for Ms. Faith Lara. Last time I heard its 50K pesos(weekday) and 75K pesos(weekends).
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Ella D
9 June 2017|
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Response from lacsonmansion | Property representative |
Take a CERES bus to Bacolod City and get off at the North Terminal of CERES beside the Pepsi Cola bottling plant. Then, take a tricycle ride to The RUINS.
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Nina C
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Response from Joanna O | Reviewed this property |
Grab car is available in bacolod. We used that as our mode of transport the whole time. :)
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