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The Ruins

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Address: Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 34 476 4334

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Nice Side trip

We really enjoyed seeing this place it was historical ruins, We had a friendly guild showing us all the points off the site. Limited food there, don't go with out eating first... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Christopher F
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning and a unique site with the roofing added ... Looks better now and Will ensure it's longevity. Tour guide is good. Wished they have a more definitive name for it.

Thank west23
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really love this place. 💓💓💓💓 It's best viewed during night time because of the lights. It has an entrance fee of 100php. Not sure though if they have discounts for senior citizens and students. Inside, there are food stalls and chairs where you can relax and eat. The place is really instagram worthy. And also, you can read the history... More 

Thank Jona D
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed seeing this place it was historical ruins, We had a friendly guild showing us all the points off the site. Limited food there, don't go with out eating first. they have nice grounds with nice plants. nice fountain there great for pictures, safe place worth the trip, they do events there also like weddings and photo shoots.

Thank Christopher F
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled from Cebu all the way to Negros by Two cars 1 pick up(isuzu dmax) and SUV (toyota fortuner) and it was the last place we visited before going back. The place is in the middle of sugar cane plantation parking area is huge. I found out that the story of the mansion is very interesting as per guide... More 

Thank Jojie C
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this place enchanting. I love the site tour guides who not only provide you with a brief history of the place but also entertain you with their funny jokes, antics, and sarcasm. Have your photos taken by them because they've identified the perfect spots and would suggest the perfect pose. Generosity goes a long way here.

Thank cindyandres
Cavite Province, Philippines
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't understand what came inyo their minds. They renovated the building and put roofing. It's no longer "The Ruins".

Thank Rainier A
Cebu City, Philippines
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as I can tell, a well-kept property with good parking and a wide park-like setting can be a magnet in an attraction-starved area. But I enjoyed the well-rehearsed spiel of the in-house tour guide. And the live sax rendition on a Saturday evening was relaxing.

Thank Bing M
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was closed for a wedding when we first came. We had to come back the next day. We went there really early so it was not so crowded. There is absolutely nothing to do at this place except take pictures and learn about the story of the previous owners. The place is well kept and huge. This is... More 

Thank mydith
Bologna, Italy
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They draw this place that one of the best of negros island.... and its really true! Japanese structure. Very very good and I can come back there for another time! The best in Bacolod! Nice place and nice food! Very very cheap! It's was amazing!!!!

Thank valeriano81
Iloilo City, Philippines
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123 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time to be here. Entrance fee of 100 was a bit too much considering that the only activity you would do here is taking pictures. Cafe was also pricey and not a lot of choices. If its your first time then go here for the experience. Ut would not recommend coming back at all. Even the upper level of... More 

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