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Local and foreign tourists take mementos in front of what remains of the ancestral mansion of the family of wealthy sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, who built it in—in Italianate architecture—early 1900s, in memory of his Portuguese wife Maria Braga who died during delivery of their 11th child. It was burnt down by the American colonial masters during World War II.

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