Information about Bacolod Plaza
Bacolod Plaza is one of the famous landmarks of Bacolod City as it commemorates the day when the Spanish surrendered Negros Island to the Negros Revolutionaries on November 6, 1898, giving it the official name of Plaza del 6 de Noviembre. The plaza is home to four circular fountains scattered around the park, along with a gazebo at the center where performances are held during festivals or events.
This public plaza dates back to the 1840s when Bacolod was officially declared the capital of Negros Island. Through the years, a small memorial was erected at the plaza in honor of the soldiers that fought for Bacolod's democracy during the war. Former Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon also planted a tindalo tree here back in 1938 to commemorate when Bacolod became a chartered city.
How to get there
Taking a taxi or renting a vehicle is the easiest way to get to the Bacolod Plaza. The plaza is located along Rizal Street in the city's central region, about 18 kilometers from the Bacolod-Silay Airport. You can also travel to the Bacolod Plaza by public transportation, such as tricycles and jeepneys, in addition to private vehicles.
Best time to visit
The Bacolod Plaza is open to the public year-round. However, it is best to plan a trip here every third week of October so you can witness the famous MassKara Festival as well. During the festival, the plaza becomes the final spot of the MassKara street dancing competition, which is an annual highlight of the event.
Meanwhile, those who wish to admire the plaza’s architecture and its relaxing atmosphere should also visit in the summer months, which usually begins in March up until the early weeks of June. During this season, there will be fewer chances of rainfall as well.