Silay Heritage Tour in Bacolod

Silay Heritage Tour in Bacolod
Silay Heritage Tour in Bacolod
Silay Heritage Tour in Bacolod
Silay Heritage Tour in Bacolod
Silay Heritage Tour in Bacolod
Silay Heritage Tour in Bacolod
Silay Heritage Tour in Bacolod

Come along in this Silay heritage escapade that will give you a glimpse of the rich culture of Bacolod. This private tour is perfect for those who have a penchant for history, age-old heritage, and good food.

A tour van will pick you up from your accommodation in Bacolod City. Once settled, your local guide will discuss to you a rundown of the itinerary,  which will start off at the Provincial Capitol Building and Lagoon. This building once served as the headquarters for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The iconic lagoon in front of the capitol is also widely visited because of the statues located at its ends.

You will head next to Balay Negrense. It is a heritage house turned antique museum wherein the 19th century Negrense sugar baron, Victor Gaston lived. A few minutes walk from Balay Negrense is another ancestral building, Ramon Hofileña Ancestral Home, where Ramon Hofileña, alias Father of Heritage Conversation, once lived.

From there, you will stop by the Silay Pro-Cathedral and Mini Ruins. Known by the locals as San Diego Pro-Cathedral, this is the only church in Negros Occidental with a dome. This parish church temporarily serves as the cathedral or co-cathedral of a diocese. Before moving on to the next attractions, you will first enjoy your seafood lunch at Balaring.

After that sumptuous meal, you will continue to Cinco De Noviembre Mark Point. This site is where the Negros locals celebrate Negros Day to pay tribute to the Negrenses’ revolution in opposition to the Spanish colonial rule in 1898. Right after that, you will be going to Balay ni Tana Dicang, an inhabited house made of stones, before proceeding to the El Ideal Bakery. This place is not only famous as being one of the old mansions, but it is also regularly visited because of its heritage recipes, some of which are still served today.

Afterward, you will be heading to The Ruins, another ancestral home mansion which holds a dark history during the Japanese invasion. Your last stop will be at Bongbong’s or Merci shopping center. Here, you can buy souvenirs or pasalubong like loaves of bread and pastries.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Silay City. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing and Walking, Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: The Ruins , Hofilena Heritage House , Balay Negrense Museum , Silay Pro Cathedral Church , Cinco De Noviembre Mark Point , Balay ni Tana Dicang , Provincial Capitol Lagoon , Bacolod City
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

Pick Up and Drop Off Location: Bacolod City

To avoid delays, please be ready for pickup 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.

  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle

  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

  • English - Speaking Guide

  • Water

  • Entrance Fee to Balay Negrense

  • Entrance Fee to Silay Pro Cathedral and Mini Ruins

  • Entrance Fee to Cinco De Noviembre Mark Point

  • Entrance Fee to Balay Ni Tana Dicang

  • Entrance Fee to El Ideal Bakery

  • Entrance Fee to The Ruins

  • Lunch

  • Tour Insurance

  • Airport Transfer

  • Tips/Gratuities

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Personal Medicine

  • Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy Season)

  • Extra Towel

Good to know:

- All our guides speak English.

- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

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Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees