The Ruins by far is the most famous tourist attraction in our city of Talisay, Negros Occidental. Opened to the public about ten years ago, the site has become a major tourist destination to visit #whileinNegrosOccidental.
As a proud resident, it is of great pride to live in the city that houses one of the 12 Most Fascinating Ruins of the World and 2016’s Best Heritage Site Awardee. The site offers a wide garden facade for family affairs, couple dates, or even barkada picnics. They have a cafe/resto on the side of the romanesque mansion with a booth of sugar cane juice of which they exclusively offer to guests.
Kring and I tried an afternoon visit during her first trip to Negros. She was pleased with the ambiance and was amazed with the italian architecture and fine texture of the ruins of the Don Mariano L. Lacson Mansion. We brought along with us our little Alexia to complete our family afternoon bonding. It was actually a good resting place after our long tour of the city.
“The Ruins” still stands with its glorious might, holding firmly the rich history and the strong foundations that withstood time and surpassed generations.
Children below 8 year old ₱20
Senior Citizen / PWD ₱ 60
Photo shoot: ₱1000 for first five person: Excess shall pay corresponding entrance fee.
There’s actually a sad love story behind the construction of the famous Lacson Mansion. It was built after the death of the wife of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, Maria, who died in an accident while carrying their 11th child.
Don Mariano asked some help from his father in law to fund the construction of the mansion as a tribute to his late wife. Being a prominent figure during spanish colonial era, Don Mariano was able to build a sturdy structure that could last centuries. Come the second world war and the mansion was unfortunately burned to the ground to prevent the japanese occupants from making the mansion as a war head quarters. The remains to this day serve as the memory of the history of a love affair, the tribute to a love of a lifetime and as a remnant of the collaterals of the war.
Long years after, “The Ruins” still stands with its glorious might, holding firmly the rich history and the strong foundations that withstood time and surpassed generations. It’s giving spectators picture perfect memories as they visit the marvelous site.
My dear friends Teng and King, who are now based in Australia, did their prenup shoot at The Ruins of Talisay. Judging from their outputs, The Ruins could really give you picture perfect memories in its form and impression. A great choice for prenup location so to say. With a grateful heart I am sharing some of their best shots in this feature. Thanks Teng & King!
Teng and King’s Pre Nup Photos at The Ruins
They paid ₱1800 for the whole shoot, and according to them the experience was fun and memorable. For me their prenups were more than ordinary. Credits to their photographer: JM Studios and the couple nonetheless.
Go and visit The Ruins if you happen to be in Negros, experience the history as the funny tour guides narrate its past. Discover its depth as you examine its fine structures and prepare to be swept away by its impressive artistry.
You can rent a van for transport from the Ayala District Mall.
Or from Pepsi Cola you can ride a tricycle to take you to the site.
Update: The city government proposed a new tricycle route from the city proper going back and forth The Ruins site. #WorkinProgress
For more information, kindly visit their site for direct inquiries and more interesting facts.