The Taj Mahal Of Negros: The Ruins

THE TAJ MAHAL OF NEGROS: THE RUINS

The Ruins
The Ruins

Welcome to a place full of History & Architecture

The Ruins
The Ruins at night

 

Probably one of the most famous landmarks and a must-go-to for first time visitors when visiting Negros Occidental is The Ruins mansion.

The Ruins is an ancestral mansion built in the 1900s and is a brilliant example of Italian architecture. Known as the “Taj Mahal of Negros”, it was built in memory of wealthy sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson’s wife, Portuguese-native Maria Braga. You can read more of their love story here: https://bit.ly/2IYjWSP.

The Ruins
The Ruins is the “Taj Mahal of Negros”, built in memory of love.

 

In World War II, Filipino Guerillas intentionally burned the house down to prevent its use as a military office by the Japanese invaders. The mansion burned for three days down to its current empty cement shell.

The ruins, remains of an ancestral house.
The ruins, remains of an ancestral house.

 

Today, the Ruins is one of the top tourist destinations of Negros Occidental. It is one of the top attractions of the Island, and entices a lot of travelers. Once at the Ruins, a tour guide will tell you the story of this magnificent mansion.

The Ruins
The Ruins

 

The Ruins
The Ruins

HOW TO GET THERE:

From Bacolod City, take a jeepney (Bata-Libertad) plying to the north and ask the driver to drop you at the tricycle terminal near Pepsi Cola plant (Bangga Pepsi). (Fare: P10)

From Bangga Pepsi, take a tricycle and ask to be dropped at The Ruins at Hacienda Sta. Maria. Negotiate with the driver on how much the fare would be. (P20-100).

You can also opt to take a cab for less hassle.

WELCOME TO THE TAJ MAHAL OF NEGROS: THE RUINS! 

 

Other amenities:
➖Venue for photoshoots
➖Restaurant

Entrance Fee:
 Adult – Php 100
 Senior Citizens/PWD – Php 80
 Students – Php 60
 Children (below 8 years old) – Php 20

For Students/PWD/Senior Citizens: Bring your ID to avail of the discount!

Walk-in hours: 8AM-8PM

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