Bacolod’s famous ruin, which is really not in Bacolod City but in Talisay City, has been a favorite tourist spot for travelers visiting the province of Negros Occidental. I’ve been to this place twice before and like a proper tourist; I re-visited the place again for the third time.
I’ve already discussed the rich history of The Ruins before on my first blog post about it, so I won’t delve into that anymore and spare you the history lessons.
There are a few new things happening at the Ruins and one of them is the development of a café that caters to the visitors flocking the place and a gift shop selling all sorts of ruin-related souvenirs right next to it.
The architecture of the café left me scratching my head as it deviates so much from the overall ambience of the Ruins’ main structure. Its green-painted interior, which looks okay enough, is still a far cry from the Romanesque beauty of the skeletal remains right across it.
I also found that there are now free guided tours being held inside The Ruins. Although its history can be literrally read on notes posted on its walls, a guided tour, especially if done by an entertaining guide is so much better.
One can still dine within the walls of The Ruins, which is so much better than at the café, unfortunately, we were pressed for time (and not to mention, cash) that we chose to simply get our dinner at the much more affordable Manokan Country.
Why revisit the place? Why not? It’s romantically elegant remains is timeless. It’s not rated as one of the most interesting ruins in the world for nothing.
Address: Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Contact Number: (034) 4764334 | 0917-8326003
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GPS Coordinates: 10.709105,122.982357
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