Thursday, July 16, 2015

Things to do in Tagaytay : Puzzle Mansion

by Shawi Cortez

If you are looking for a place in Tagaytay your kids will love, then bring them to the Puzzle Mansion.

Even if you're not bringing any children with you, but you yourself are a kid at heart, then this place will wow you.

Holding the Guinness World Record for having the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles, Georgina Gil-Lacuna received this award and recognition last November 29, 2012.

Ms Lacuna has completed 1,028 sets of puzzles by herself.

The first jigsaw puzzles in London were originally created by painting a picture on a piece of wood, and cutting it into small pieces with a jigsaw. So the original puzzles were wooden pieces.

Through the years, the modern jigsaw puzzles are made out of cardboard.

There are also three-dimensional puzzles and puzzle globes (which are spherical in shape).

Housed in this mansion is the world's biggest puzzle. Before passing away, Ms Georgina Lacuna has completed 70% of the biggest puzzle in the world, the rest was finished by family members and installed on the second floor of the museum.

the Keith Haring Double Retrospect set, a 32,000-piece puzzle

Inside the museum are different collections.

By far, my favorites are : Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.

And St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow Russia.

Is completing a jigsaw puzzle just for kids?

Not so. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, it's one of the many activities to help keep your brain active and may help in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Located on the second floor, is a shop where you can buy puzzle to bring home for yourself or your kids. Get those brain cells working!

Take care when driving. It's a bit steep!

Entrance Fee : P100.00 (same rate for kids)
Address: Purok 4 Cuadra St. Barangay Asisan, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Telephone: (02)425-5195


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