Bacolod’s Palacio Episcopal (The Bishop’s Palace)

The Palacio Episcopal, also known as the Bishop’s Palace, is one of the many “passersby attractions” in Bacolod. It was established by Fr. Julian Gonzaga 46 years prior to building the San Sebastian Cathedral in 1876, which is located right beside it. The construction of the Palacio Episcopal commenced in 1830 and it was finished in the 1890’s. Notably, the Spanish Military and civic officials sought refuge in the Bishop’s Palace during the revolution in 1898 which started on November 5 – now known as the Cinco de Noviembre Revolution.

The Bishop’s Palace is considered as one of Bacolod’s architectural landmark. It is located along Rizal Street (Address: Rizal Street/P.O. Box 141 & 152 6100, Bacolod City), fronting the Bacolod City Plaza. About 150 meters going west one will reach Manokan Country and further away is SM City Bacolod.

Palacio Episcopal or Bishop Palace in Bacolod

Palacio Episcopal or Bishop Palace in Bacolod

For more information about the Bishop’s Palace, you may contact them at telephone numbers (034) 433-3310 & (034) 433-3343.

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Statue of Jesus Christ in the Bishop's Palace

Statue of Jesus Christ in the Bishop's Palace

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  1. Glenn Paguio says:

    I’ll be in Bacolod this October for the MAASKARA FESTIVAL, anyone who can be my personal tour guide?

  2. Emily Joy Legados says:


    My friends and i will be in Bacolod and it seems we are not decided yet where to stay for our sojourn at your place. Where is the best hotel/inn that is just a few minutes away from all the tourist spots? Looking forward to your reply… Thanks!

    • Emily,

      Check out Bacolod Pension Plaza (rooms from P800), Bascon Hotel (rooms from P650) and Royal Am Rei (rooms from P950). If you want a high-end hotel, go for L’Fisher Hotel (rooms from P3000).

  3. Sea says:

    I have heard many great things about Bacolod.. especially their food. Any suggestions on the best time of year to travel there?

  4. Seair Flights to Singapore says:

    Love the aura this town gives off. So quaint and old school. Would love to visit Bacolod before summer is over.

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