Its burnt walls tell tales of lost love and shattered dreams but also serve as a reminder of strength and resilience. Visitors are greeted by an imposing facade made entirely of coral stones imported from Spain. Intricate carvings adorn every corner while massive columns support what’s left of its once magnificent roof. As you step inside, you’ll be transported back in time through remnants of opulent chandeliers hanging precariously from above or fragments of beautiful mosaic tiles scattered on the ground. One cannot help but feel a sense of nostalgia while exploring The Ruins’ vast grounds.
It serves not only as a historical site but also as an events venue where weddings, concerts, art exhibits take place regularly – breathing life into its ancient walls once more. Beyond its architectural marvels lie stories passed down through generations about Don Mariano’s undying love for the ruins his wife Maria. Whispers of Bacolod City’s Forgotten Ruins Nestled in the heart of Negros Occidental, Philippines, lies a city that holds within its boundaries a treasure trove of history and culture. Bacolod City, known for its vibrant festivals and delicious cuisine, is also home to an intriguing collection of forgotten ruins that whisper tales from the past. One such ruin is the iconic Ruins Mansion.
Standing proudly amidst lush greenery, this mansion was once a grand sugar plantation owned by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson. Built in the early 1900s as a testament to his love for his Portuguese wife Maria Braga, it stood as one of the most beautiful mansions in Negros Occidental. However, tragedy struck during World War II when it was set ablaze by retreating Japanese forces. Today, all that remains are towering columns and fragments of walls covered with ivy – haunting reminders of its former glory. Another hidden gem is Hacienda Rosalia – an abandoned sugar mill located just outside Bacolod City.