San Sebastian Cathedral is is a well-known church all over the country. Its structure was built in 1876 and was made with coral stones from Guimaras and hardwood from Palawan. After roughly a century, it has been renovated several times and has transformed to the architectural beauty it is today. Bernardino Jalandoni Museum or famously known as the “Pink House,” is an ancestral home and considered as a National Historical Landmark since 1993. It’s exceptional color and structural design attracts many visitors. Finished in 1908, the house is a stunning arrangement of Silaynon architecture and European furnishing. It showcases the richness of Philippine history and how immense its foreign influences were as well.
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
The MassKara Festival or Pista ng Maskara is a once in a year festival that is held every fourth Sunday of October in Bacolod, Philippines. The festival sites include the Bacolod Public Plaza, the Lacson Tourism Strip and the Bacolod Government Center. The word "Masskara" is a portmanteau, coined by the late artist Ely Santiago from mass which means a crowd of people , and the Spanish word cara meaing face. It is a well-known characteristic of the festival and adorned with smiling faces, giving rise to Bacolod by being called the "City of Smiles".
CULTURE & HERITAGE
Bacolod City is a highly developed city in the Philippines. It is the capital of the province of Negros Occidental where it is physically situated but governed administratively autonomous from it.
TOURS & WALKS
Tourists likes to have an adventure at Mambukal Resort in Murcia that is located 1,200 meters above sea level, this mountain resort is an exclusive getaway that travelers will surely get pleasure from. You can also explore Campuestohan Highland Resort that is famous for their tepee-shaped and igloo-shaped camp houses, a mini train, pools for adults and children, a wave pool, huge playgrounds and a hanging bridge. Other delightful installation include the Heroes Hall where you can find statues of different characters like The Hulk, Wonder Woman, Thor, and even Elvis Presley. They also have a massive King Kong statue that actually roars so loud, it can be heard all around the resort.
Majority of the people of Negros speak Hiligaynon or Illongo as their first language as it is the main language in the province of Negros Occidental. Some can speak Cebuano, Kinaray-a, Tagalog and English.