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Balay Negrense Museum

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Address: Cinco De Noviembre Street | Barangay III, Silay City, Negros Occidental 6116, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 34 714 7676
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A Window to a Grand Past

One of Silay's landmark is this ancestral house that gave me a glimpse of what life was in the later part of the 19th Century among the elite...a two storey house with plenty of... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Mandaue, Philippines
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Makati, Rizal, Philippines
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7 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Most popular ancestral home in Silay and it is a site for Silay events. Well maintained and airy. The circular family tree is cute and informative.

Thank Michael C
Mandaue, Philippines
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

One of Silay's landmark is this ancestral house that gave me a glimpse of what life was in the later part of the 19th Century among the elite...a two storey house with plenty of bedrooms, a big receiving area and dining room, a collection of old books and ternos (native gowns) and an art gallery at the back.....for lovers of... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Silay is my fathers home town, in earlier time it was called Paris of negros..today, a number of ancestral houses can be seen still standing around the city, some are still a home for wealthy people of the city. Others were converted into commercial places, others were abandoned and left to fall apart and a few were converted into museums.... More 

Thank Ron F
san francisco
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful house full of history! I enjoyed this tour and learned a lot about how people Lived in the past. 12 bedrooms and 1 bath? I am glad I did not live during those times. I am glad that they haw preserved this house.

1 Thank parisrome2008
Las Pinas, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

When in Negros Occidental (Bacolod), don't fail to drop by to one of the heritage site of the Negros located at Silay. The house is already 109 years old quite creepy but preserved it's story and history. I will definitely recommend this place when yu visit Bacolod.

Thank Jean3873
Bacolod, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Paris of the Philippines . CHeck it out since you will find a lot of interesting toys and historical stories inside Balay Negrense, mr. ramon Hofelina the person behind , told us that we can find the smallest doll in Balay Negrense , No cameras yet when we went there so we were not abel to take a photo of... More 

Thank kbarrera040114
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I fell in love with Silay City. I love its old charm, food and friendly people. If not pressured with time, we could have stayed here for a night or more. This heritage home is our first stop and I instantly fell inlove with it. Though this is just a restoration, still I learned a lot on how life is... More 

Thank TeyHM888
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

so this is just a side trip from my sipalay get away still early to go back to airport and my friend told me its nice to visit the silay old houses , so i hopped in the jeepney from bacolod and yeah i arrived in silay,, i arrived quite late like 4.30 so am the only guest in balay... More 

Thank Ronna V
Bacoor, Philippines
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

this is my 5th time to be here at balay negrense at last there was a tour guide got to know the history of the house at well as one trivia that Silay City was the capital of Negros Island

Thank nonoynoy
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Silay City offers a lot of Heritage Houses, one of which is the Balay Negrense Museum. As you pay the entrance fee of 65php and get in, you can immediately see the antique furniture and items way back from the Spanish era. A tour guide will also accompany you to the many rooms and explain things in detail.

1 Thank Tiffany S

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