Bacolod · Sights

Bacolod: Places of Interest (Part 1)

1. Negros Museum

The Negros Museum has an impressive collection that displays the history of Negros Occidental. Exhibits include the sugar milling process, artifacts from the ethnic minorities that made Negros their home (e.g. Chinese & Japanese) and the story of the Negros Revolution. There is also an international Toys exhibit, but the section was closed at the time of our visit.

Negros Museum
Negros Museum


Negros Occidental Museum
Gatuslao Street,
(Behind the Negros Occidental Provicial Capitol)
Bacolod City
Tel. No.: (034) 433-4764
Museum Hours: Open from Tuesday to Sunday. from 10:00 A. to 6:00 PM.

Entrance fee: PhP 30

Map:

2. San Sebastian Cathedral and Palacio Episcopal

The San Sebastian Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Negros. The Cathedral is also known for housing the Centennial Belfry.

Beside it is the Palacio Episcopal (also known as the Bishops’ Palace). They have an interesting sculpture of a bloody fetus that represents their Anti-Abortion Campaign.

San Sebastian Cathedral
San Sebastian Cathedral
Palacio Episcopal - Anti-abortion Campaign
Palacio Episcopal - Anti-abortion Campaign

3. Bacolod Public Plaza

The plaza is a wonderful place to have a picnic or just chill out. The place has lots of trees and a beautiful gazebo at the center. Engraved along the sides of the roof of the gazebo are the names of famous artists like V. Beethoven and J. Haydn. There’s also an endless supply of food that can be bought from merchants along the outer sidewalks of the plaza.

Bacolod Public Plaza
Bacolod Public Plaza
Bacolod Public Plaza - Gazebo
Bacolod Public Plaza - Gazebo
Bacolod Public Plaza - Merchants
Bacolod Public Plaza - Merchants

How to get there:
Ride a jeep going to Libertad. The jeep drives along Lacson Street and makes a right turn at Rizal Street. You surely won’t miss the sea of greenery.

Map:

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