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The Ruins

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Address: Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 34 476 4334

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Romantic history

The place was closed for a wedding when we first came. We had to come back the next day. We went there really early so it was not so crowded. There is absolutely nothing to do at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We travelled from Cebu all the way to Negros by Two cars 1 pick up(isuzu dmax) and SUV (toyota fortuner) and it was the last place we visited before going back. The place is in the middle of sugar cane plantation parking area is huge. I found out that the story of the mansion is very interesting as per guide... More 

Thank Jojie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this place enchanting. I love the site tour guides who not only provide you with a brief history of the place but also entertain you with their funny jokes, antics, and sarcasm. Have your photos taken by them because they've identified the perfect spots and would suggest the perfect pose. Generosity goes a long way here.

Thank cindyandres
Cavite Province, Philippines
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't understand what came inyo their minds. They renovated the building and put roofing. It's no longer "The Ruins".

Thank Rainier A
Cebu City, Philippines
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204 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as I can tell, a well-kept property with good parking and a wide park-like setting can be a magnet in an attraction-starved area. But I enjoyed the well-rehearsed spiel of the in-house tour guide. And the live sax rendition on a Saturday evening was relaxing.

Thank Bing M
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was closed for a wedding when we first came. We had to come back the next day. We went there really early so it was not so crowded. There is absolutely nothing to do at this place except take pictures and learn about the story of the previous owners. The place is well kept and huge. This is... More 

Thank mydith
Bologna, Italy
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They draw this place that one of the best of negros island.... and its really true! Japanese structure. Very very good and I can come back there for another time! The best in Bacolod! Nice place and nice food! Very very cheap! It's was amazing!!!!

Thank valeriano81
Iloilo City, Philippines
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122 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time to be here. Entrance fee of 100 was a bit too much considering that the only activity you would do here is taking pictures. Cafe was also pricey and not a lot of choices. If its your first time then go here for the experience. Ut would not recommend coming back at all. Even the upper level of... More 

Thank Andy B
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place early in the morning, and there's not so many tourists yet. This gives us more opportunity to take pictures without the photobombers. The ruins is a structure to behold, and you would want to capture as many photos. Unfortunately, we have to leave early and we were not able to catch the tour guide. Nevertheless, this... More 

Thank vixengucci0820
Cauayan, Isabela, Philippines
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110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide garden and parking spaces. The building (Ruin) which is owned by the Lacsons and Ledesmas is an epitome of luxury during their times.

Thank Yam V
Quezon City, Philippines
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see in Bacolod, your trip will not be complete unless you come here. It is majestic at light but wait till it gets dark. The structure gets illuminated inch per inch by the setting sun. And in the evening, the perfectly positioned lights transform The Ruins to an enchanted masterpiece! I fell in love with it... More 

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