5 Haunted Places in Visayas Perfect for Ghost Hunting.

Since it’s Halloween and if you are up into paranormal adventure/activity. Here aree some perfect places for you.

LAZI CONVENT-LAZI, SIQUIJOR

The U-shaped BAHAY NA BATO convent is one of the largest convents built during the Spanish colonial era. On its first floor are stonewalls while wood panels can be found on the second floor.Its dimension is 42 metres (138 ft) by 38 metres (125 ft).It is funded by donations from parishes and missions of the Recollects.Partitions of the convent were removed but the original structure was maintained. It now houses the Siquijor Heritage Museum which has collections of important church relics and paraphernalia.

THE RUINS-TALISAY,BACOLOD

The mansion was built in the early 1900’s by the sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson
(1865-1948) and was home to his unmarried children with his first wife, Maria Braga Lacson (+1911), a Portuguese from Macau. The mansion was the largest residential structure ever built at that time and had in it one of the finest furniture, chinaware, and decorative items, as the father of Maria Braga was a captain of a ship that sailed across Europe and Asia and would cart with him these items. One of their daughters maintained a beautiful garden of lilies in and around the 4-tiered fountain fronting the mansion, all brought in from abroad.

ERMITA RUINS- DIMIAO,BOHOL

The Historic Ermita Ruins is located at Dimiao, across the street from the Catholic church. It is an old Spanish structure in town, which according to the locals it was used as a military fortress, chapel, and final resting place of the members of the Spanish clergy at the time. There were many questions about its mysterious past, however, remained unanswered that even experts from the National Museum have recommended its immediate excavation.

BALAY NA TISA -CARCAR, CEBU

Balay na Tisa was built in 1859 by Don Roman Sarmiento and Dona Canarias displaying not only the typical bahay na bato structure but especially the ornate designs. Mercado Mansion was owned and then completed by then Carcar Mayor Mariano Mercado in 1906. This house served as venue of the visit of the US Senate Foreign Relations Chair, Key Pittman to whom Mayor Mercado appealed to intercede for the granting of Philippine Independence in 1931.

These houses are distinct for their historical and artistic values. Today they serve as examples of architecture from the early years of 19th century in Carcar.

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CEBU CATHEDRAL MUSUEM- CEBU CITY

It is situated next to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and not far from the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.The collection was in the priest houses. is housed in a building which is in itself a museum piece; it goes back to the 19th century. The building was one of the few extant structures in downtown Cebu City that was totally spared from the ravages ofWorld War II. It also survived uninformed renovators and the natural elements.

It was built in the early nineteenth hundred century probably during the incumbency of Cebu Bishop Santos Gomez Marañon. Bishop Marañon, who was known as a church builder, was responsible for the construction of the churches of Oslob, Cebu and Naga, the Episcopal Palace across the cathedral, the bell tower of Argao and the convent ofSibonga.

It was first the parish convent of the Cathedral, then a school of the University of San Carlos, then a cooperative store, and even as a temporary chapel during the renovation of the Cathedral.

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Of course, there are more “haunted” places all over the Philippines. If you happen to know one or you’ve experienced it yourself, share it with us in Nhagzventures! We would love to read about it.

ENJOY and Happy Halloween 🙂

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26 Comments on “5 Haunted Places in Visayas Perfect for Ghost Hunting.

    • Hi Lai. Same with the Balay Negrense. It is very tempting but there are a lot of mysterious thingy inside. They say !:)Want to experience it.

  1. Hi Nhagz. Just learned yesterday that the Balay Negrense in Silay, Negros Occidental. Located in the town next to where The Ruins (in Talisay) is one of the most haunted places in the Philippines 🙂 It is said to have unrecognizable noise on the second floor of the house. Even read about someone who dreamed about the house, the garden of the house and the motorcycle inside the house even if he is from Luzon and he hasn’t even been in the house yet.

  2. I haven’t been to any of these places although they’re popular destinations. I’m not so much into haunted places, nyahahahah! They’re great photo subjects though. 😉

  3. Ohh they’re scary but I think it’s a musy experience! We were supposed to have a spooky climb last October EOM but was not pursued due to weather conditions. Maybe next time! Hehe

  4. I like the photos were taken. I’ve been to Bacolod-The Ruins and part of structure seems haunted maybe because of its archaic structure and it is like in the horror hollywood films. Nice shots!

    • Before going there. A lot of my friends told me that there are a lot of mysterious things happening in the house. But when I was there. I was amazed by the structure and never think of any scary thingy..hehehe. Thanks 🙂

  5. The convent really gives you eerie feeling once you go inside. I tried to roam around in the inside but my mother told me not to disturb the spirits inside the convent. haha

  6. I am not usually scared of things like ghost. BUT I don’t also go and chase them. I respect there space so I don’t think I’d go ghost hunting any time soon. Mahal ko buhay ko. haha Haven’t been to Siquijor and Bacolod but they’re part of my 2016 list. So hopefully I’d get to squeezed them in the remaining 2 months of the year.

    • Hi, Rady. Thanks for dropping by. Yeah me too. Dili man kaayo ko mahadlok ug mga ingon ani. hehehe.. I just wrote this sabay sa Panahon. Yah Bacolod?Will be there by the end of the month. Planning to visit Sipalay. 🙂

  7. I’ve been to Cebu cathedral museum and the atmosphere when we got there was different. I’m not that of a scaredy cat but it’s fun watching your friends be scared of the place hahaha! –

  8. The other places actually don’t look that scary. Maybe it’s part of the appeal of going there because you never know what would show up. Mehehe

  9. I’ve only been to one out of all the places you listed. It’s the Cathedral Museum, and it certainly has an eerie feel to it. I’m a pretty adventurous guy and would probably enjoy walking around those places with some equally thrill-seeking friends. Maybe during nighttime to make it all the more fun. Hahaha

  10. Balay Negrense is scarier than The Ruins. HAHAHA! The antiques make it more droopy and it freaking frightens me all the time. I mean every time I go in it’s just spooky even at day time. HAHA! Silay has lots of scary houses, too. 🙂

  11. Hadlok lagi ni pero nindot baya ni silang laagan usahay. Hihi.

  12. For me, the scariest looking place is the Lazi Convent in Siquijor. There’s just a spooky aura in that place that I cannot describe haha.

  13. As the saying goes, “Where there is no imagination, there is no horror”. My brain is in a bad phase right now so it turns everything (yes, sometimes even the happiest place/moment) into a horror scene of some sort. Or maybe I’m just a really weird person.

  14. Interesting! Next time go there at night and just snap photos at random area then review it in the morning. 😉 Have you ever had a real close encounter with ghosts?

  15. I never know that the convent in lazi is a haunted place. I was there twice and I haven’t experienced anything unusual..maybe because we went on dayligt? Hehe! The heritage house in Dapitan city which now housed he tourism office in Dapitan is also haunted. We used to live next to it before we relocated and I can hear a lot of spooky stories about the place. Hehe

  16. Haha..wala pako kaadto aning tanan. Magsugod guro ko adto sa cebu cathedral ani kay duol ra..You should try also Balay Negrense kay maay underground, creepy au. 😨

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