The Ruins
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Royalty P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Historical Monument Worth Going To..
    I didn't expect much of anything going to the Ruins for the first time, I mean, well because really on paper all it is, is a burnt down mansion. Brace yourself for this next part. On the way to The Ruins was the most stunning and picturesque views of the province, the farms of sugar cane stretched for miles and before even arriving it feels like you are being transported into past filled with heritage and culture. Upon arriving I immediately noticed how pristine and well taken care of the grounds were, it didn't seem like a blade of grass was out of place. The allure of "eternal love" started to reminisce on my skin, and I felt tingles across my body. Once you veer about the sheer size and magnificence of the structure, you are breath taken. Then seeing the finer details that are on every crevasse and inch of the structure, you'll begin to see the historical elements that really cause you to begin to appreciate the beauty of the mansion. It was a surreal experience. In the day time-it's one thing. Visiting the Ruins at night is an entirely different experience, that's when it becomes a dream of a sight and place to be.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Dan de Padua
    Metro Manila, Philippines244 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mars, the guide
    It's much more than the husk of an old house or an Instagrammable background. There are stories worth listening to and lives worth imagining. Spend your time learning about Bacolod rather than taking the standard photos. Ask Mars questions and hope he answers with more than a joke.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 22, 2023
  • MLST71
    Las Pinas, Philippines46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sight-seeing.
    Went to see this place because of a TV series. Was not disppointed. We visited late afternoon to early evening and the place was lit. It was beautiful. Had also the chance to listen to its history because of the heritage tour guide who did the story-telling in a unique way. Definitely, it was not a bore. There was also a coffee shop/restaurant inside.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 22, 2024
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MLST71
Las Pinas, Philippines46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Went to see this place because of a TV series. Was not disppointed.

We visited late afternoon to early evening and the place was lit. It was beautiful.

Had also the chance to listen to its history because of the heritage tour guide who did the story-telling in a unique way. Definitely, it was not a bore.

There was also a coffee shop/restaurant inside.
Written April 22, 2024
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Dan de Padua
Metro Manila, Philippines244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
It's much more than the husk of an old house or an Instagrammable background. There are stories worth listening to and lives worth imagining. Spend your time learning about Bacolod rather than taking the standard photos. Ask Mars questions and hope he answers with more than a joke.
Written November 22, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Royalty P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
I didn't expect much of anything going to the Ruins for the first time, I mean, well because really on paper all it is, is a burnt down mansion. Brace yourself for this next part.

On the way to The Ruins was the most stunning and picturesque views of the province, the farms of sugar cane stretched for miles and before even arriving it feels like you are being transported into past filled with heritage and culture. Upon arriving I immediately noticed how pristine and well taken care of the grounds were, it didn't seem like a blade of grass was out of place. The allure of "eternal love" started to reminisce on my skin, and I felt tingles across my body. Once you veer about the sheer size and magnificence of the structure, you are breath taken. Then seeing the finer details that are on every crevasse and inch of the structure, you'll begin to see the historical elements that really cause you to begin to appreciate the beauty of the mansion. It was a surreal experience. In the day time-it's one thing. Visiting the Ruins at night is an entirely different experience, that's when it becomes a dream of a sight and place to be.
Written October 6, 2023
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Barry M
Da Nang, Vietnam462 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Dull. But it Bacalod, possibly the most boring city in the world. There is nothing much else to see or do so you’re coming here
Written May 5, 2023
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thisisabrielle
Metro Manila, Philippines82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Business
It's my third visist in Bacalod when I had finally got the chance to visist The Ruins. We we're on a Business trip and decided to do a side trip before we head to th airport since our departure flight is scheduled at 9pm.

The attraction for me is very romantic that they offer packages for special occassions. They maintainerd the place but I actually expected more from this.

THere's a cafe where you can dine and chill after you tour the place.

If you have a few hours to spare before going back to the airport, this is a good add on to your iterinary because It's on the way.

Note that there's no public transport that passes by here aside from taxi, grab or private cars.
Written April 16, 2023
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JYao55
Makati, Philippines390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
First timers to Bacolod should not skip a visit to The Ruins.
On this trip , we actually had to go there twice as the first time we attempted to visit, it was closed for a function.
We finally made it on our last afternoon and our overseas guests enjoyed listening to the guide telling us the history of the place as well as showing us the best spots to take pictures. He even knew how to take “trick” shots which came out very nicely.
There’s an extensive garden now which wasn’t there on my last visit. Perfect for events like weddings or birthday parties.
Nice way to spend the afternoon!
Written April 5, 2023
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Bluette B
Luzon, Philippines193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Amazing history and unique love story of this mansion. Well maintained and expert guides not only provided information but kept his audience attentive and relaxed. Thanks to Mars!!!
Written March 20, 2023
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Vince M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Very interesting and poignant history about the place: who built it, for what purpose, how it was built and why it was eventually burned down. Not only was our guide knowledgeable, he was totally entertaining. Although what remains is a burned down shell of what was once an elegant mansion, the grounds are well kept, with a number of areas suitable for photo ops. Tip: get a guide when you visit, so you can appreciate the history of the place and have nice photos taken from strategic points around the mansion.
Written December 25, 2022
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Jay Santos
Makati, Philippines1,282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This was closed during our visit due to a private event.

Luckily we were able to get inside and see it at least for a couple of minutes.

The whole "ruins" itself is not that big but what they have done in the place is maybe the highlight of it. It gives a kind of European vibe.
Written December 24, 2022
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8888kaic
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
It was my dream to visit The Ruins and I was in awe of how grand the mansion is. We were entertained by the tour head who used to be a PBB housemate.
Written September 27, 2022
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