Bacolod, hailed as “The City of Smiles”, is the capital and the largest city of Negros Occidental. It is popular for its culinary heritage and sweet dessert treats, and it is also rich in cultural and architectural heritage. It has many marvelous landmarks that were constructed in the time of Spanish regime that is still standing up to this time. Bacolod is also known as the Land of Sweet People, and It is home of the world-renowned “MassKara Festival” and “Pana-ad Sa Negros Festival” (Wikitravel).

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Historical and Cultural Landmarks

Carmelite Monastery

The Monastery gave visitors a glimpse of a very distinct life lived by nuns.

Provincial Capitol

Named as one of the most beautiful and marvelous capitol building structure in the country.

San Sebastian Cathedral

One of the most important landmark in Bacolod City. A masterpiece of baroche architecture and has an attractive and very stunning decoration.

Familia Luzuriaga Cemetery

This is the only cemetery in the world that is found in the middle of the highway. It hold the Guinness World of Records Holder of the said Category.

Lizares-Rodriguez Mansion

A very beautiful palace, and its the ancestral home of Lizares-Rodriguez Clan.

Sacred Heart Church And Seminary

A beautiful piece of architecture and the interior of the church is beautifully decorated.



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