Get to know the city of Bacolod with this one-day guided tour around its most iconic attractions. From landmarks and old attractions to renowned hotels, this city tour is the perfect option for those who wish to discover the rich culture and heritage of the province.
A designated driver will pick you up within Bacolod City. Once settled, the local guide will relay to you the day's exact route, beginning from San Sebastian Cathedral. Once made of plain wood, this parish church was reconstructed in the latter part of the 1800s. It’s built of coral rocks and hardwood, producing a minimalist exterior but an elegant bodywork. It is now the seat of Bacolod's Roman Catholic Diocese.
Just across the church is the Bacolod Plaza. Built in 1927, it was once the home of the Spanish Colonial Government but has now been transformed into a public park used for religious, leisure and social operations. The plaza is the traditional venue of the Masskara Festival's street dancing contest. Within the plaza is a pavilion, a miniscule convenience store located in the middle of the premises, which, since the Spanish times, has served as a success point for different operations.
Before continuing to the next half of the tour, you will stop over for lunch at the famous Manokan Country. Here, you'll be feasting on the tasty chicken inasal variant of Bacolod. Afterward, you will continue to the next part of the tour, starting with the Tower of Pope John Paul II, a seven-story building dedicated to the late pope.
From the tower, you can choose to stop over at the Gallery of Masks, where you can see a wide range of hand-crafted masks and clothing. The gallery also offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant painting activity, where you can paint your own face. There is a small fee collected at the entrance of the gallery.
After exploring the Gallery of masks, you will head to the Museum of La Guerta and Vintage Glass, home to a collection of various old lenses. Your next stop is The Ruins. Constructed in 1920, this is a mansion built to commemorate Maria Braganza, the wife of a wealthy sugar baron in the village. Your trip will end in Bongbong's or Merci, two of Bacolod's most popular pasalubong (souvenir) stores.
Immerse in Bacolod's best city attractions with this fun, hassle-free city day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Mask painting in Gallery of Masks worth PHP 300 is optional.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.