Bacolod Public Plaza
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|Bacolod Public Plaza|
|Park and Plaza|
|Area:||2 hectares (4.9 acres)|
|Owner:||Bacolod City government|
|Location:||Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
The Bacolod Public Plaza is one of the notable landmarks of Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is located in the heart of the downtown area, near the old city hall and across from the San Sebastian Cathedral. The plaza is a trapezoidal park with a belt of trees around the periphery and a gazebo at the center. Scattered within the trees are four circular fountains.
The plaza was constructed in 1927 as a place for recreation, political, spiritual and cultural activities. It is quite a popular site for outdoor picnics and concerts. The gazebo is often used to house a bandstand and inscribed along the sides of the roof are the names of Western classical music composers Beethoven, Wagner, Haydn, and Mozart.
The plaza is the heart of the MassKara Festival celebration. The MassKara Festival is a week-long celebration held each year in Bacolod City every third weekend of October nearest October 19, the city's Charter Anniversary. The Bacolod public plaza is the final destination of MassKara street dancing competition which is the highlight of the celebration.
- Masskara Festival @ Bacolod Public Plaza,news/city.plaza.reinvented.for.masskara.festival.html Sunstar, October 05, 2008 edition
- Pres. Arroyo @ Bacolod Public Plaza,News Today, October 01, 2008 edition