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Maria’s father, a ship captain, introduced European architectural influences into the design of the mansion, from the over-all Italianate inspiration to the shell details on the roof. The structure of the house was of solid concrete. Interior floors were dressed either in tiles imported from
Eyewitnesses recount, the mansion of Mariano Lacson smoldered continuously for three days, but the fire would not consume all of it, leaving behind remainders of a glorious past, and the lovers' two initials, this time as if seared and branded on every post of the house."
- There's no direct transportation going to The Ruins.
- 2 options: Either you hire a private vehicle or cab at Bacolod City to bring you to the place -OR- ride a jeep going to Talisay and hire a tricycle. The second option is much cheaper, jeep fare is around P10-P15 and the tricycle will cost you around P100-P150 (with proper negotiation of course) going to The Ruins and back. But if you are not a lone traveler, option no. 1 is recommended.
- Travel time from Bacolod City to The Ruins is around 45mins-1 hr.
- The road going to The Ruins used to be bumpy, but an alternate route was already made available.
- Entrance fee is P25.
- The best time to go is during the late afternoon, before the sun sets. The entire structure will turn gold because of the setting sun.
- The Ruins is also a gourmet restaurant that offers fine dining.