Lush gardens and fountains adorn the ancestral house of the Escuderos.
A museum with the most incredible collection of Philippine history and memorabilia awaits visitors.
In his private residence, Tito Ado has one of the largest collections of antiquities in the country.
According to historian Dennis Villegas, The Dormido of Tito Ado is probably the oldest one in existence. It purportedly came from Mexico during the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade and was eventually purchased by Don Placido Escudero (Don Ado's grandfather) in the 19th century. The Santo Nino, sleeping peacefully on his gilded pajamas, bed and urna, is truly a breathtaking piece of beauty, artistry and antiquity.
Nuestra Senora de Paloma (life-size figure), one of the largest and most beautiful solid ivory santos in Tito Ado's collection. Carved from a solid mammoth tusk 200 years ago.
The Villa's charm is unique and extraordinary. (Prince of Calatrava 2007 Joemar Locsin with Hari ng Negros 2007 Paulo Mirasol)
The Hari ng Negros organization would like to thank Mr. Dennis Villegas for giving us permission in using his pictures for this blog post.