If you have being strolling around Bacolod, you surely have noticed that the main artery is Lacson Street.
The street name belongs to a wealthy sugar Baron called Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, which lived around a century ago on a magnificent mansion on the north of Bacolod, along with his Portuguese wife, Maria Braga.
Sadly during the Japanese Invasion, the fighting guerrillas burnt the mansion to prevent the Japanese to use it as headquarters.
Today all it remains it’s the structure. Nevertheless the place has been quite well preserved. It has beautiful courtyard decorated with a fountain. Inside you will find a basic decoration, and restaurant that enhances the charm of the place.
Although you can do a complete visit in few minutes, if the weather helps you will find it the perfect place to spend an afternoon reading a book, or just spend time enjoying the charm of the place.
There is also a mini-golf and live scale chess board.
On a bright blue sky day or at sunset you can take ravishing photos.
Getting ThereFrom Bacolod take the Bata jeepney (8-10php) to Bata, tell the jeepney driver that you want to go to The Ruins.
On the drop off point, you will find tricycles that will take you there for 45php for 3 persons, one way. They will wait for you, if you don’t take long.
Entrance Fee60php per adult.
Opening time8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mondays through Sundays including holidays.
ReferencesThe Ruins Official Site