Talisay City is a fourth class city in the Province of Negros Occidental. It is where The Ruins, considered the “Taj Mahal” of the Philippines is located.
The Mansion is owned by Don Mariano Ledesma, built in honor of his beloved wife Maria Braga who had died after an accident while she was carrying in her womb their 11th child.
It was burned down in World War II to prevent the Japanese forces to occupying it. Hence, what was before a “Grand Mansion” now became “The Ruins”.