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Location: Bacolod City, Philippines
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The Ruins, also known as The Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson Mansion, is a 903-square meter structure located just outside Bacolod City, Philippines limits in Talisay City. 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. A belvedere, facing west, affords a beautiful view of the sunset in a glassed-in sunroom with bay windows. The mansion was built in the early 1900’s by the sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson . The ruins are the left overs of a mansion. It is sometimes referred to as the Taj Mahal of Negros since it was built for the baron's wife.

The story is that the sugar cane built the mansion for his wife who he met while vacationing in Hong Kong. His wife was Portuguese woman from Macau. The mansion was one the largest structure built in the area before World War II. However, once the war broke out, the baron's family burned the house in order to keep it from falling into the Japanese forces hands. Nonetheless, The Ruins still show the beauty the mansion once was. It shows the fine art, culture, furniture, and chinaware the family owned.

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