Touchdown Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Part I
Capital of the Province of Negros Occidental which is the Sugarbowl of the Philippines. Bacolod City serves as the entrance of the sugar-rich cities and towns of the Province. Visitor’s facilities abound, modern means of in-land transport can take guests for business or leisure to any point in the island of Negros. Our first stop? The Ruins!!!
The structure of The Ruins is of Italianate architecture with neo-Romanesque columns, having a very close semblance to the facade of Carnegie Hall in New York City. The mansion was built in the early 1900’s by the sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson (1865-1948) and was home to his unmarried children with his first wife, Maria Braga (+1911), a Portuguese from Macau.
The RUINS is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mondays through Sundays including holidays. Our restaurant serves Mediterannean food and operates from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The RUINS is now accessible from the Bata area in Bacolod City.
From Jordan wharf to Ilo-Ilo wharf: 15/head
Weesam Express from Ilo-Ilo wharf to Bacolod wharf: 520/head roundtrip
Tricycle to Negros Sweet City Captel: 900/Room for a group of 4
Jeep to (The Ruins) tricycle terminal: 7.50/head
Tricycle to The Ruins: 30/head roundtrip
The RUINS entrance fee: 60/head
Ref Magnet: 60/piece
Dinner @ Manukan: 50-150/head
After The Ruins, we’re off to the famous Manukan (Chicken) Alley, for our late dinner. :)) Sogbu!!!