A Photoblog: Balay Negrense Museum Tour | Silay City, Negros Occidental

April 27, 2019



When my cousins and I went to Bacolod, my sister suggested that we should visit Balay Negrense, also known as "Victor F. Gaston House" located at Silay City. It is an ancestral home of  Victor F. Gaston built around 1890's. He is the son of Yves Leopold Germain Gaston and Prudencia Fernandez. Their family revolutionized the sugarcane cultivation and production in Ngeros. Now, this french house is a heritage site and was converted into a museum.
The two-storey ancestral home is full of history that gives us the glimpsed of the affluent lifestyle of the sugar baron of Negros in the 19th century. If you love history or you're just curious about what's their life like those years—you will surely love this place because it will take you back to the rich historic past.



We had a great time during the tour, but a little creeped-out maybe because of the eerie vibe of the old house. But the tour was super worth it. The house was very well-preserved and the tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. Not only we got to learn about the historic past of the house, we also got to see the amazing antiques, artifacts, and furniture from the Spanish era up close.

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Address: Barangay III, Cinco de Noviembre Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental
Contact No. : (034) 714 7676
Entrance Fee: 60 php



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23 comments

  1. I love stuff like this so this is pretty cool. It's nice to see how all of these things have been preserved, there's just something about seeing stuff from like a different era! xx

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    1. Yes and how every part of it has a story waiting to be told. I'm we went there and I hope to visit more places such as this one :)

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  2. so beautiful!! love these places where you can actually feel the history

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    xoxo <3

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    1. Yes definitely! Even the vibe screams so much history!

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  3. This is so interesting! Like going to places like this!

    Jennifer
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  4. It is so cool that you got to check out Victor Gaston's House! Wow, this has a lot of history behind the home. It is interesting to see how homes were back then. It's impressive to see how things have changed over the years. Glad you enjoyed your time out there!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Yes exactly! And I'm glad they preserved it for people to experience <3

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  5. Sarah this is such a nice time and the photos are amazing
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  6. it's a great historical place dear;) xoxo
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  7. Gorgeous house! I love most the image of the bedroom, as well the huge window and the opened doors :-)

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  8. Amazing place with the history ♥ love it!
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  9. This is been preserved really well! Interesting to see.

    Have a productive new week! Xo

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    1. Yes, I'm glad that they've preserved it well for the people to see and experience.

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  10. This looks great! I love visiting a Museum.. Nice Post! Have a great day!
    Allurerage
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  11. This so cool and interesting! Your photos are fantastic, thank you for sharing! <3 xx

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  12. We were there last week though I was not able to explore the entire house since we were in a hurry. It was very interesting and yes the second floor was a extra creepy especially with dolls in the rooms.


    Vanessa Sabroso

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  13. Great pictures! Thank you for the photo-tour :-)

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