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Balay Negrense Museum

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The very first museum in Negros Occidental

Negros Island is very rich in old ancestral houses that date back to the 19th century. Balay... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
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History buffs would surely love this place in the heart of Silay. The house is very well-preserved... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
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Cinco De Noviembre Street | Barangay III, Silay City, Negros Occidental 6116, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Negros Island is very rich in old ancestral houses that date back to the 19th century. Balay Negrense was the very first museum in Negros Occidental. It used to be owned by a rich sugarcane baron and thus gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Silay City is known as the Little Paris (or Europe, if I remember it correctly) of Negros Occidental. Most of the ancestral houses built during the 1800's are preserved and still standing up to now. One of them is the Balay Negrense. It's such a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

A place where you can experience spanish colonial times. A place where you can experience past and become one with the history. If you love visiting old and historical visit! This is a must!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank damiendO6050JS
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

History buffs would surely love this place in the heart of Silay. The house is very well-preserved although I must say that there lots of restrictions compared to other museums (e.g. you couldn’t get inside most of the rooms, attic for preservation & precautionary measures)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pbjohn
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Balay Negrense is a heritage site and museum. Every guest has an assigned tour guide which also serves as your photographer. It is huge 2 story mansion with a vast garden and lawn. It is a reminiscent of the lifestyle of the rich and famous...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 77Raine27
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This house is in the heart ♥ of silay city n Bacolod negros occidental. Nice was nice to see the historic house in this city

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Zhabrina
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

After touring the house, take time to sit back at one of the shaded seats located at the yard. Its airy with perfect vantage point to marvel at the house's grandeur. Imagine yourself as the haciendero of the olden times taking his afternoon siesta.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lerom A
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The place is regulated by the Silay City Government as the house was donated for cultural purposes. Inside there are Tour Guide who will explain to you the history of the house.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ian Jay M
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The house is of the type called Bahay na bato,with the lower storey constructed of concrete. The foundation posts are made out of trunks of the balayong tree, a local hardwood; the floorboards are of the same material. The house's upper storey is constructed of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank profits101
Reviewed 13 April 2018

There's an entrance fee to Balay Negrense because they turned the old house into a museum. I think the entrance fee is PHP60. Definitely enjoyed the tour and learning about the family who owns this house.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank boonorbane1985
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