Talisay City, Negros Occidental - Negros Occidental Destinations

Talisay City, Negros Occidental

It is a city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines.

Talisay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, about 7.3 kilometers from Bacolod City, the province’s capital.

The Ancestral Homes owned by the Lizares and Lacson families are a “must see” destination. The Balay ni Tana Dicang echoes the lifestyle of a century ago and preserves the charm & gentility that is a Talisaynon heritage.

The Sweet Greens Plants and Flowers Company in Magsaysay Street started out as a backyard business in 1990. Now, the company produces, manufactures, and markets a wide array of products ranging from horticulture to crafts in their 4-hectare farm. Exotic orchids, annuals, perennials and ornamentals can be seen here anytime of the year.

For friendly get-togethers and picnics, the Henares Garden and Resort owned by the Henares family, is a perfect choice. The resort has a spring swimming pool, and it promotes vermiculture and grows fresh vegetables, black pepper, and different varieties of herbs and tropical plants.

Campuestuhan, 21.9 kilometers from the city proper in Barangay Cabatangan has a breathtaking view of the cities of Talisay, Bacolod and Silay. This forest reserve is home to many rare and endangered flora and fauna. An exciting cable car ride takes you across the ravine and three-hour trek will take you to mysterious Tinagong Dagat, a hidden lake rich with lore and history.

Nature's Village Resort along the Talisay National Highway is a rustic, country-style resort complete with restaurants, swimming pool, tennis court, driving range, function rooms and hotel facilities. It also has a children's park complete with bike tracks, horse back riding, and a playground. It is an ideal home-away-from-home setting with resort amenities.

The city's latest attraction, the Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson Mansion or more popularly known as “The Ruins,” was opened to the public last January 2008. The Ruins is actually an old mansion standing in the middle of sugarcane plantations in Talisay . Since it was opened to the public, the place has been a favorite venue for weddings, wedding pictorials, debut and parties due to the place romantic and relaxing ambiance.

Aside from its historic and natural attractions, Talisay is home to the Minuluan and Pasidungog festivals, which are also becoming popular to tourists. The Minuluan Festival is an annual culture and arts festival celebrating the unique identity of the Talisaynons. Held every September 4-10 it inspires the present generation with cherished traditions and rich culture of the past and the bravery of its ancestors especially. The festival likewise celebrates the feast of its patron saint, San Nicolas de Tolentino which falls on 10th of September.

The Pasidungog Festival is the Charter Day thanksgiving festival celebrated every 11th of February. It is a three-day festival which showcases the artistry and skills of the Talisaynons. Competitions in vocal solo, composo, cheer and dance, folk and pop dance, drum and bugle corps, platoon drill, chorale and sports are some of the events. The Pasidungog Queen Pageant, a beauty talent search highlights the festivities.



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