This wide public plaza fronting the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City is one of the famous landmarks of the City of Bacolod. You can see the traces of Spanish influences here. There is a kiosk at the center vividly surrounded by prominent markings of great European artists and composers like Beethoven , Wagner, Haydn and Mozart.
The plaza or public park , covered with trees was originally constructed in year 1927 as a place for various activities such as recreation , spiritual and other cultural activities.
Today, the plaza is making a great contribution to the city as it is the heart of the Annual Masskara festival celebration. The plaza serves as the final destination of the festival’s street dancing competition which is the highlight of the annual celebration.