Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Ruins


My initial plan is Iloilo and Guimaras only but when I learned that I can go to Bacolod via fast craft for 1 hour only, I asked hubby to file 2 days’ vacation leave. Thanks to Airphil seat sale, I was able to book Manila to Bacolod for P2k+ (3pax).

Few days before our trip, the weather was not good and I always check the weather forecast of Bacolod and Iloilo and it always says, there will be rain shower and chance of t-storm so I was really worried that we will not enjoy our trip. It was raining when we left the house until we arrived in Bacolod at 5:15AM but God is so good because when we start our tour, no more rain shower.  

Since we can’t check-in early we went to McDonalds for breakfast, we stayed there till 7AM before we visit Capitol Lagoon and the Ruins.  

The first time I saw “The Ruins” pictures in Facebook and Internet, I was really amazed and how much more when you really see it up close. Let me share now the pictures.




"The Ruins of the mansion of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson was built in loving memory of his deceased wife Maria Braga after her death in 1911. The mansion of Italianate architecture, was designed to be a monument of their enduring love affair. In the eve of World War II in 1942, the mansion was torched by guerrilla fighters and was burning for 3 days leaving behind reminders of a glorious past. "

sarap kumain kung ito naman ang view mo
tuloy po kayo
mini golf course for a minimal fee
dadalhin kita sa king palasyo...
dito kami nagpalipas oras
pizzeria
we're here
The place is really relaxing my only concern is there is no tourist guide that will tour you around the mansion and explain the history of it; instead you have to read the information posted on the wall which I find incomplete from what I’ve read before. P60 is the entrance fee so I find it expensive. But still, it is worth the visit, best location for pre-nup pictures or garden wedding. =)


How to get to Ruins: From Capitol Lagoon, we rode “Bata Jeep” and told manong driver that we’re going to “The Ruins”, (P7.50/pax). He dropped us off in terminal of tricycle and then we took tricycle to “The Ruins” (P15/pax). The tricycle driver asked me “ma’m, sandali lang po ba kayo?” I said, “mga isang oras manong”. He said, ah, kala ko sandali lang. But we stayed for almost two hours and when we left, I saw the tricycle driver waiting for us though I did not ask him to wait. Actually, we’re ready to walk around 500 meters just to reach the next terminal of tricycle. I’ve read before that you could hire a taxi for P500 or you could ask the tricycle driver to wait for you P100.

saw this poster at Silay Airport. Ganda sana kung sunset kami nagpunta. =)



32 comments:

  1. looks like you had a grand vacation sis :D like it that you enjoyed our city :D

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    1. you're from bacolod. sarap mag food trip sa inyo. =)

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  2. I was already thinking that this is a good destination for prenups and weddings by just looking at the first pics even before you mention it... I am checking out places just in case i get the proposal this year. Thanks for sharing this kind if place, will look forward on your next destinations.

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    1. will wait for your proposal post and pictures ;)

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  3. ang ganda talaga ng Ruins... very romantic place! thanks for the follow... i've followed you back! :)

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  4. wow, nag iba na ang itsura ng Ruins. the first time I went there, the place was bare. :D uwi kami next month and I'll tell husband to swing by. :) nice photos! :)

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  5. My brother was born in Bacolod, it's a shame that we never had the chance to go back.
    This place is beautiful. It's great that you had the chance to have a quick getaway =)

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    1. The tour guides gives tours, dubbed as one of the best the island has to offer. Probably, you came in too early and the tour guides have not arrived or are busy setting up for the day's grind.

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  7. Buti ka pa nakapunta na dito. I'm from Iloilo but never been here. Hehe. :)

    Agreed, maganda sya tingnan sa gabi based sa mga nakita kong photos. :)

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    1. hehe! misan talaga kung ano malapit sa tin hindi natin napupuntahan. :)

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  8. Wow...ganda ng pagkakuha...Amazng place talaga.

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  9. Gusto ko rin makita ito someday Mich. :))
    Btw, I love how you manage to travel with the whole family! Ang saya!

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  10. The Ruins is definitely one of the must-see places in Bacolod. Very interesting and challenging subject for photography enthusiasts.

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  11. wooowww... nice place.. suppeerrr...!! pupuntahan nmin to one of this days!! hayss.. ang ganda!! nice shots..
    -Shiela

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  12. ang ganda. Very nice photos you got there! I visited some old abbey ruins in Leicester and a Hadrians wall's ruins in Northern England and its mostly rocks. Unlike this one you can really see a house was built here. Very nice! Tnx for the share!

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  13. your photos are great! it tells how wonderful the place is!would love to visit Iloilo ang Guiimaras someday!

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  14. beautiful photos there.
    natawa ako sa description na dadalhin kita sa aking palasyo...

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  15. Akala ko sa abroad yan. Bacolod lang pala

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  16. Very nice family day out. Your holiday trip to Ruins will gives more idea for locals to spend some time there.

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  17. I'm supposed to be in Bacolod today but did not push through. I will go there soon. In God's time, I know I will.

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  18. Thanks for sharing your pictures of The Ruins. It feels good to see pictures of places that only my eyes could see in pictures ^_^

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  19. Wow, breathtaking place :-) I haven't known of this place til I read your post about it. This is worth a trip there. Hopefully they will have a historian to act as tour guide in the future.

    Visiting for Tuesday Travels.

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  20. worth a trip. I love all the places and old buildings and architecture. Visiting from TT

    http://www.travel-nostalgiablog.com/

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  21. Ganda ng mansion!

    Sana makapagtravel din kami ni baby gaya nyo sis!

    God bless, hope to see you in Smart Parenting EBs.

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    1. i would love too join SPEB, hindi lang sumasakto sa sked. =) i hope someday, makajoin din ako. =) thanks, for dropping by!

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  22. Yeah you are right it is best for prenup ang ganda kasi so romantic ang dating visiting from TT here's mine thanks Points of View of Travels and Places

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  23. This is very beautiful. I went @ the ruins way back in 2010 with 13 other Travel Bloggers from Bacolod, Iloilo and Manila.

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  24. nice photos! I love the second pic. Never been to bacolod. visiting from TT hope you can drop by my entry

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  25. WOW! That was a very beautiful place you went to sis! I would love to check that spot out someday! Worth a tour indeed! :)

    Thanks for your TT share! Please keep joining; Linky for this week is now up and running! Hope to see you; I always enjoy your share! :)

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  26. I really would love to visit this place when we get back to Pinas. I saw a lot of these photos from my cousins who visited this place. This reminds me of a Pinoy horror movie. It looks like the place were they shot the movie. hehehe... Looks really beautiful!

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