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Bacolod Travelogue - Part 2: The Ruins

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After taking some rest, the group decided to take a road trip to one of the known landmarks in Bacolod - THE RUINS..

About 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. In New England, they often were homes to ship’s captains.

The mansion met its sad fate in the early part of World War II when the USAFFE (United States Armed Forces in the Far East), then guerilla fighters in the Philippines, burnt the mansion to prevent the Japanese forces from utilizing it as their headquarters. It took days of inferno to bring down the roof and the two-inch wooden floors.To this day, the 903 square meter structure still stands tall amidst sugar plantation and continues to awe both local and foreign tourists. Truly, a picture-perfect backdrop and a magnificent sight to see.. source: http://wikimapia.org/ 

We explored the vicinity and it is truly remarkable how the structure survived the years from the time it was burnt down during the war.

Giant chessboard by the entrance..

The facade..

Group photo ops..

Their restaurant serves Mediterranean food and operates from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The RUINS is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mondays through Sundays including holidays.

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