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 Occidental Museum
(Behind the Negros Occidental Provicial Capitol)
Tel. No.: (034) 433-4764
Museum Hours: Open from Tuesday to Sunday. from 10:00 A. to 6:00 PM.
Entrance fee: PhP 30
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.
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.
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.