For those interested in religious history, San Sebastian Cathedral offers an intriguing visit. Originally constructed in 1876 but destroyed twice due to earthquakes, what stands today is a beautiful church made entirely out of coral stones imported from Guimaras Island. The Capitol Lagoon Park also holds some hidden gems within its grounds – two old structures called Casa Montelibano and Casa Gamboa which were both built during Spanish colonization. These houses have been preserved over time despite being damaged during World War II bombings.
Bacolod City’s Ruins Chronicles of the Past Nestled in the heart of Negros Occidental, Philippines, lies a majestic structure that stands as a testament to Bacolod City’s rich history and cultural heritage. Known as The Ruins, this iconic landmark has become an emblem of resilience and beauty amidst destruction. Originally built in the early 1900s by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, The Ruins was once a grand mansion that served as a symbol of opulence and prosperity. It was designed by Italian architect Lucio Bernasconi for Don Mariano’s beloved wife, Maria Braga Lacson. Unfortunately, tragedy struck during World War II when Japanese forces set fire to the mansion before retreating from Bacolod City. Despite being reduced to ruins, The Ruins still exudes an aura of elegance and charm.
Its skeletal remains stand tall against the backdrop of lush greenery, creating a picturesque scene that attracts tourists from all over the world. Visitors are captivated by its neoclassical architecture adorned with intricate carvings and columns reminiscent of ancient Greece. As you step foot inside The Ruins’ premises, you can’t help but feel transported back in the ruins time. The air is filled with whispers of stories long forgotten – tales about lavish parties held within these walls and love stories that blossomed under moonlit skies. Every corner holds secrets waiting to be unraveled. One cannot overlook the romantic ambiance surrounding The Ruins either; it has become one of Bacolod City’s most sought-after wedding venues.