PH Trip: Puzzle Mansion, Tagaytay

 photo 20141227_163358_zps90b7e9b9.jpgAfter visiting Sky Ranch, we also navigated the inner roads of Tagaytay to visit the Puzzle Mansion where its owner, Gina Gil Lacuna houses some 1,028+ puzzles. 1028 was the official number when her collection was recognized by the Guinness World Records in 2012.

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The mansion is actually the family summer home of the Lacunas. We had to use Google maps to get to the place as there weren’t a lot of markers (or I just wasn’t paying attention) on how to get to the place.

 photo IMG_3006_zps317790cb.jpgIt was quite overwhelming seeing the extensive collection. And it wasn’t just about flat 1D puzzles. There were 3D-puzzles, wooden puzzles, crystal puzzles, and more.

 photo IMG_3004_zps441444db.jpgI especially liked the Van Gogh puzzles.

 photo IMG_3003_zps3b68cf64.jpgI mean you can’t get the original painting ever so might as well get the puzzle version. This wooden version was really cool. 😀

 photo IMG_3002_zpsae77a717.jpgSome looked like real paintings from afar.

 photo 20141227_160422_zpse4ecc58b.jpgGina Gil Lacuna’s passion for puzzles is unmatched! Can’t imagine the time and energy put into building such intricately designed pieces.

 photo IMG_3011_zps2e1556c0.jpgYou can spend hours in the museum!

 photo IMG_3008_zps737aeb61.jpgI wish I could have spent a longer time here.

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More puzzles!
 photo IMG_3012_zps7800f102.jpgThis 5000-piece Disney puzzle was what ignited Gina’s love for puzzles. She got this for his then 2 year old son, Gino.

 photo 20141227_160017_zps1dc26c1a.jpg30 years later, she is still at it. In fact, in 2013, she completed the 32,000-piece Ravensburg puzzle — the biggest in the world! You can read a story about that from Travel on a Shoestring.

 photo IMG_3019_zps4935243b.jpgIf you don’t want a screaming toddler demanding for a puzzle, I suggest you don’t drop by their Puzzle shop upstairs!

 photo IMG_3016_zps84b87d65.jpgInside my head, I was screaming too! I want those puzzles!

 photo IMG_3014_zps880ea246.jpgOh and we just had to have our photo taken with the Mona Lisa.

 photo 20141227_160234_zpsaa02cac5.jpgThe Puzzle Mansion has a bed & breakfast too so if you love puzzles and want to take your sweet time going through the museum, why not stay here too? Oh and you can also have guided tours by Gina herself.

Puzzle Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Cuadra Street, Brgy. Asisan
Tagaytay City, PH

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1 Response to PH Trip: Puzzle Mansion, Tagaytay

  1. caperelux says:

    My mom would love this. Thanks again. 🙂

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