The Ruins Tours | Guide to the Philippines

The Ruins Tours
See the majestic The Ruins in Bacolod with these tours. Learn about its romantic significance and discover why it's called the 'Taj Mahal' of the Philippines.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is The Ruins located?

The Ruins is located in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. It is 5.7 kilometers from Bacolod town proper.

Why is The Ruins a popular tourist spot in the Philippines?

It is a well-known cultural landmark in Bacolod because it is the remains of the mansion built by Don Mariano Lacson, a sugarcane baron, for his late wife Maria Braga. The bittersweet love story and the romantic ambiance of the place makes it a popular attraction for young people and young at heart

How do you get to The Ruins?

If you’re coming from Bacolod City, you can ride a jeepney bound to Bata-Libertad. Ask the driver to drop you off at Pepsi Plant where you can see a huge board signaling the way to The Ruins. Ride a tricycle from there.

Is there an entrance fee in The Ruins?

Yes, there is an entrance fee. Most guided and private tours in The Ruins include the entrance fee.

What should I wear during a tour of The Ruins?

Wear light and comfortable clothes, especially if you plan to visit during the afternoon. It gets a bit humid especially during the dry season.