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The Ruins

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Address: Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Interesting and lovely grounds

We enjoyed viewing the ruins and surrounding grounds very well-maintained. Great for family photos as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ellen M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed viewing the ruins and surrounding grounds very well-maintained. Great for family photos as well.

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Thank Ellen M
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome time with our children visiting relatives here in Bacolod and the ponds with the schools of Koi fish kept them entertained all throughout our trip there!!! My husband and I enjoyed the ambience of the place... But the cafe had overpriced their drinks... A small coffee cost a 100 pesos already and it was only an instant... More 

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Thank Pia Coleen C
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Hi Pia. Thank you for visiting The RUINS and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with your children. We value very much the overall experience of our guests and look at every detail that may cause any disappointment. In my collaboration with the restaurant concessionaire, they said that they do NOT serve "instant coffee". The cost... More 

Blantyre, Malawi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sad to see the devastation, but a very interesting insight to some of the history of both Negros and the Philippines. The guide was brilliant.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the tour in the Ruins and was amazed on the architecture of the mansion, even if the only remains are its foundation. The tour guide (Roger) is well-versed on the history of the mansion, and he's very entertaining.

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Thank 143Malou
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Look for the guide so you can learn a bit more about the place. It's a great place for a short visit and it's often not crowded and not congested so for the effort definitely worth visiting!

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent scenic: landscape and ruins. I don't know anything about structural integrity but I just hope somebody is taking measures to keep it. Grass well maintained. Entrance fee Adults - P60 Students and Kids - P40 (bring in school ID) You need transportation to reach the site i.e. taxi, tricycle or owned vehicle. I traveled here in 2015

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Entrance fees: P100 - adults P50 - sr. ctzns./PWD P40 - students P20 - children below 8 yrs. old More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place has been a favorite destination of our family everytime we have visitors. You will enjoy a very nice landscape at the side which is new. The ruins is stunning and best if you visit in a non holiday time because you will have a hard time taking good pictures because people are everywhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a treasure in Negros. A first visit for me and my friends and family to this beautiful estate that belonged to the distinguished family of Don Mariano Lawson who was a sugar barron in Negros. What remains of the ruins is a reminder of what an elegant place it once was. The grounds are beautiful with a pretty... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tho its just within our village still when im on vacay i always visit the ruins... will never get tired coming here... the place is soooo relaxing, i feel i look good on all my pic taken here. best to come here during sunset. u will see the ruin itself turns golden due to sun ray fading off... nice food... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view reminds you of your local history. The structure is beautiful and the area is clean and pristine. There is a garden where you can relax and enjoy the scenery. But the place has a lot of tourist going in and out so you must be skilled to take a photo without cropping them after taken. ;-)

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