Puzzle Mansion, is now the home of the "world's largest collection of jig-saw puzzles" by Gina Gil- Lacuna and just last Nov. 29, 2012, she was awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records. Her more than 250 framed puzzles that she collected for the last 25 years are displayed at the Puzzle Mansion located in Tagaytay city.
[caption id="attachment_634" align="aligncenter" width="324"] the very stiff road leading to the Puzzle Mansion[/caption]
Our van could not come down there but fortunately they have a jeepney service for their guests but you need to pay P10/each (sana libre na lang!! hehe). We're 11 all in all and while we're travelling down, we jokingly scream as if we're in a roller coaster ride. Our driver even drove it fast so we can enjoy..lol
Entrance fee: Php100
The Puzzle mansion used to be their summer rest house but it was converted to gallery for her puzzle collections, Bed and Breakfast where there are numerous rooms where you can stay and enjoy and also a business center.
[caption id="attachment_643" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Las Hilanderas - 10,000 pieces and this is said to be the hardest puzzle[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_642" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mickey’s Racing Team- The curator said this is the very first puzzle that Mrs. Gina-Gil Lacuna has made[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_637" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Posing at one of the biggest puzzle - Retablo de Santa Columba- (with 18,000 pieces!) on display with her Guinness award certificate[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_645" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Us with the owner, Mrs. Gina Gil-Lacuna (on white skirt), who talked to us and showed us around the souvenir shop[/caption]
We're fortunate that time because Ms. Gina was around that time to talk to us and other guests telling about her collections. She told us that she is assembling another puzzle with 32,000 pieces that she will enter in Guinness once again to break her own record! Amazing and ang tyaga nya!
[caption id="attachment_659" align="aligncenter" width="398"] This is the current puzzle with 32,000 pcs. that Ms. Gina Gil-Lacuna is trying to finish as of this writing[/caption]
You can buy puzzles, shirts and other stuff at their store. You can even order a customized puzzle with your own photo or whatever for P3,000.
[caption id="attachment_646" align="aligncenter" width="266"] of course, I will not be going home without buying a souvenir shirt[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_648" align="aligncenter" width="389"] Also bought 1 box (P350) of their famous creamy buko pie, which is delicious![/caption]
lots of plants displayed, I think some of them are for sale.
Purok 4 Cuadra
St. Barangay Asisan, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Email Add: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.thepuzzlemansion.com
Call us for inquires or reservations
Tel: 02 661- 0019
Tel: 0905- 225 0229