The Ruins in Talisay City is one of the most iconic structure in the country and I’m proud to say, it’s in Negros. Some would even consider it as the Taj Mahal of Negros.
This magnificent structure was built in 1900’s by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson. The mansion’s structure is of Italianate architecture and is made of A Grade Concrete that you can feel a marble smooth finish by touching its walls and columns, it was the biggest structure during its time. Sadly, the U.S. and Philippine Armed Forces burnt it down during the World War II to prevent the Japanese Forces from utilizing it as their barracks.
Today, the structure stood still attracting both local and foreign tourist. It opened to the public last 2008 and since then it became another favorite place for events especially garden weddings, receptions and photo shoots. As a photographer, It’s one of my favorite place to shoot and I keep coming back to this place with only 40.00 entrance fee. The Ruins is best enjoyed during sunset together with a cup of coffee or dine at their restaurant with your loved one that serves Mediterranean cuisine.
Here’s some photos of the Ruins in Talisay City.