5 Things to do in Silay City


Silay City, a sleepy town that can be reached 15 minutes away from Bacolod City. It's a place where history is preserved and pretty much of it can be witnessed by the way the Silaynons take pride in their heritage. It can be seen in their architecture and in almost all walks of life for the locals.

Silay also serves as the gateway to Negros Occidental as it is where the airport is located. If you're heading to Bacolod, you need to drop by these gorgeous sites throughout Silay and be in awe of its natural charm.

1. Dine at Cafe 1925

Cafe 1925 in Silay is a quaint cafe that serves delicious Italian food and some desserts. They have an old romantic charm to them that makes them different from the other cafes in the city.

Location: J. Pitong Ledesma St., Silay City, Negros Occidental

2. Unwind at Punong Gary's Place

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Punong Gary's Place is another new destination you need to visit in Silay City. The place is owned by architect Ed Ledesma and is managed by Bing Ledesma-Benin, together with husband Side A bassist member, Joey Benin. The place is actually a strictly-by-reservation dining place where you can enjoy a 5-course meal and unwind at the property for the rest of the day.

They also accept overnight guests but you'd have to coordinate with them beforehand.

Location: Gary's Place Hacienda Tinihaban, Barrio San Jose, Silay City

3. Drink Coffee at The Mansion

Another place you can have coffee is The Mansion, one of the many ancestral homes in Silay that has since been converted into a cafe. The Mansion serves a cup of the local blend made from Robusta Beans harvested from the hills of Patag. They also offer pasta and Spanish dishes.

The Mansion also serves as a place for events, parties, and gallery exhibits.

Location: Calle Ledesma, Silay City

4. Stay for a While at Cafe Velo

Cafe Velo opened in the past year as a picturesque cafe with an Industrial rustic mood. The cafe serves all-day breakfast, coffee, and desserts.

Location: J. Pitong Ledesma St., Silay City, Negros Occidental

5. Sleep at German Unson Heritage House

German Unson Heritage House is the ancestral house of German Locsin Unson and Fe de la Rama Ledesma-Unson. The National Historical Institute declared the property as a heritage house on April 6, 1993. Last year, the owners of the home decided to convert it into a Bed & Breakfast.

Location: No. 5 Zamora Street, Silay City

Do you have a favorite place in Silay we failed to mention? Let us know in a comment below!


  1. Wasn't German Unson one of the leaders of the Negros revolution in Silay?