It is the most photographed structure in the city of Bacolod .Built in the early 1900s by a Negrense sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson for his wife Maria Braga. Unfortunately, the mansion was set on fire during the early part of World War II by Filipino guerrilla fighters to prevent Japanese forces from using it as headquarters. Known to many as the "Taj Mahal of the Philippines" and ranked 12th place among the world's fascinating ruins by www.oddee.com last 2012.
From Bacolod City Proper (Public Plaza)
• Ride a jeepney going to Mandalagan, then get off at Pepsi Bottling Plant. Fare is around Php 10.00. At the right side of the road, there is a tricycle terminal with a big RUINS TERMINAL signboard where you can hire a tricycle going to the ruins. Fare is around Php 30-40. By the way the mansion is nestled in the middle of a sugarcane plantation hidden from the main highway.Entrance fee is Php 100.00 as of this writing.