Here are some interesting historical spots which will excite the history buff!

After watching Hinilawod on July 1, take a side trip to Bacolod and find out what role this city played in the Philippine revolution in our fight for dignity and freedom. Enjoy the exciting stories of the Negrenses who rebelled against the invader, and learn to appreciate the rich heritage and culture of these seldom-recognized places of gentle people.

Bacolod Tour is P2,900 per person, minimum of 9 pax inclusive of:
Tour, lunch on July 1 and 2, Dumaguete-Bacolod transportation on July 2 at 5am
[airfare and hotel are not included]

Places to Visit

Araneta and Lacson Streets
Bacolod City has two main roads, Lacson Street to the north and Araneta Street to the south. These two streets were named in honor of the two brilliant generals who led the Negros Revolution. Discover the secret to the success of these two great generals!

San Sebastian Cathedral
Located in downtown Bacolod, this cathedral is made of coral stones from Guimaras Island. As the seat of ecclesiastical power in the Diocese of Bacolod, it served as a refuge for Spanish military and civil officials during the Negros Revolution of 1898.

Negros Museum
Negros Museum or the “The Sugar Museum” tells the history of Negrense life before, during and after the arrival of the Spaniards. It showcases important historical events which made Negros “The Sugarbowl of the Philippines”.

Occidental Provincial Capitol
The Provincial Capitol was built in 1927 using Neo-Roman architectural design of American Daniel Burnham and executed by Filipino Architect Juan Arellano. Negrense Architect Leandro Locsin considered it as the most beautiful capitol building in the country.

Barangay Sang Virgen Chapel
The Sta. Clara Subdivision chapel features a unique mural mosaic measuring a 9 ft. x 21 ft. of the lady of the Barangay Sang Virgen done on a collage of 95,000 pieces of shells of various sizes, shades and colors. Stations of the Cross and images of saints and altar pieces are made of 30,000 shells. An imposing chandelier made of 14,000 pieces of shells hang at the center of the chapel. Be amazed to see this intricate and beautiful work of art!

The Ruins
One of the best ancestral homes in the Island of Negros Occidental, located in the borders of Talisay and Bacolod City. It shows the remains of the mansion during World War II wherein the family intentionally burned the house so that the Japanese people won’t use it as their headquarters.


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