Talisay

Once upon a time, the Spanish colonizers decided to bring seeds of sugarcane to the quiet lands of Negros Occidental. Talisay was the first place where the sugar industry boomed. With the cooperation of the locals, the seeds thrived and sprouted to sugarcane in the rich and fertile soil of Talisay.

Now part of Metro Bacolod, Talisay is a city graced with several sites to see and to appreciate. The town is situated a couple of miles away from Bacolod City, so after the Masskara Festival or after you’ve indulged in Calea’s sweet cakes, you can visit Talisay and discover all that it has to offer.

First stop is the lovely Nature’s Village Resort where its rustic country design will make you feel at home. With a variety of activities to do in the resort, you’ll never get bored. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore the rest of Talisay. Another place to visit is the Bamboo Spring Garden and Leisure Farm where you can play golf and other activities. They also introduced a new game called disc golf, where players use a flying disc (Frisbee) instead of a ball and clubs.

But really, the top attraction in Talisay has got to be The Ruins. Now a mere skeleton of what once was a grand mansion, The Ruins still remain to be as majestic. Upon seeing it, you can’t help but feel nostalgic. The mansion was built in honor of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson’s first wife, Maria Braga. The architecture is Italian with romanesque designs. The mansion was set ablaze by Filipino troops, ordered by the American forces during the Second World War in fear that the Japanese military would use it as one of their bases.

Though the roof, floors, and walls are all destroyed, the foundations still remained. Even with just the skeleton standing, The Ruins is still so beautiful to look at. And the city of Talisay made sure to beautify it, as well! Inside the old estate is a restaurant and also a mini golf course!

The Ruins is one of the first places visitors would want to see while they’re in Bacolod! Talisay is a quiet city but is booming with rich stories and sights to see!

Top Rated Restaurants in Talisay Browse All

  1. Calea Pastries and Coffee
    4.7 Stars
    Café
    92 Reviews View
  2. Calea Pastries and Coffee
    4.8 Stars
    Café
    29 Reviews View
  3. Pendy's Snack Bar and Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    26 Reviews View
  4. 21 Restaurant
    4.4 Stars
    Filipino
    38 Reviews View
  5. Byron's Backribs Grille & Co.
    4.7 Stars
    BBQ Joint
    16 Reviews View
  6. Felicia's Pastry Café and Steak Room
    4.3 Stars
    Dessert
    31 Reviews View
  7. Chicken House
    4.9 Stars
    Filipino
    11 Reviews View
  8. Pepe's Grill
    4.5 Stars
    Mediterranean
    13 Reviews View
  9. Bob's Restaurant
    4.6 Stars
    Filipino
    11 Reviews View
  10. Bacolod Cupcake Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    6 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Talisay Browse All

  1. Avenue Suites
    4.4 Stars
    Hotel
    9 Reviews View
  2. Campuestohan Highland Resort
    4.2 Stars
    Hotel
    5 Reviews View
  3. L'Fisher Hotel
    3.6 Stars
    Hotel
    14 Reviews View
  4. Pleasant Travelers Pension House
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  5. Go Hotels Bacolod
    3.8 Stars
    Hotel
    6 Reviews View
  6. Nature's Village Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  7. Nature Village Resort
    3.7 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  8. Circle Inn
    3.5 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  9. MO2 Westown Hotel - Mandalagan
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Talisay Browse All

  1. Calea Pastries and Coffee
    4.7 Stars
    Café
    92 Reviews View
  2. Calea Pastries and Coffee
    4.8 Stars
    Café
    29 Reviews View
  3. The Ruins
    4.6 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    42 Reviews View
  4. Pendy's Snack Bar and Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    26 Reviews View
  5. 21 Restaurant
    4.4 Stars
    Filipino
    38 Reviews View
  6. Byron's Backribs Grille & Co.
    4.7 Stars
    BBQ Joint
    16 Reviews View
  7. Felicia's Pastry Café and Steak Room
    4.3 Stars
    Dessert
    31 Reviews View
  8. Chicken House
    4.9 Stars
    Filipino
    11 Reviews View
  9. Pepe's Grill
    4.5 Stars
    Mediterranean
    13 Reviews View
  10. Bob's Restaurant
    4.6 Stars
    Filipino
    11 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Talisay

  1. The District North Point

    The District North Point

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