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The city of Bacolod on the northern coast of Negros is another example of how Philippines can be enjoyed as tourist areas. It is true that it's big, hot and noisy, but the Old Capitol Building, which is one of the architectural highlights, and houses of the excellent Negros Museum, which details 5000 years of local history are something you can’t miss.

During the third week of October the Masskara Festival animates the streets of the city with dancing and beauty pageants. The street-dancing participants wear masks, hence the name Masskara.

Bacolod is also an important seaport and center of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos. Aside from having culture and history, Bacolod City has developped excellent convention facilities that make it first of all a convention tourist destination.