Our trip to the Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay City is the subject of my 78th blog post for this website.
This museum was made possible by the late Mrs. Gina Gil-Lacuna, owner of The Puzzle Mansion and holder of the Guinness World Records certificate for having the world's biggest collection of jigsaw puzzles in terms of quantity, size, and variety.
The 1 hectare Puzzle Mansion, which is about five kilometers from Tagaytay's main road, is simple to locate if you have a map for guidance and you can also follow and track about 10 stand posts with signages left and right guiding the way there. The Puzzle Mansion provides complimentary bus service as well.
We felt the gentle breeze and the coolness of the weather as we approached a steep road upon entering. The place was lovely.We were brought inside by a tour guide who provided the visitors with some background information regarding each puzzle.
The cost of the museum visit was 100 per person.
We took a family portrait in this heart-shaped structure there.
The puzzle tour was fantastic. The atmosphere of the museum can immediately attract visitors' decorative curiosity. Each hallway and wall was lined with hung frames containing finished jigsaw puzzles of all shapes and sizes. I had no idea that jigsaw puzzles could be constructed in addition to the usual flat surface, such as 3D and 4D!
The collection includes puzzles made of several materials, including cardboard, plastic, and wood. The puzzles in the collection also include a variety of themes and genres, including people, animals, historical events, religious figures, fictitious characters, cartoons, business advertisements, and replicas of well-known painters' paintings.
Our tour guide claimed that the 10,000-piece puzzle of Diego Velázquez's Las Hilanderas, which took 300 hours over seven months to complete since the majority of the jigsaw's parts were solid black, was one of Gil-Lacuna's most challenging puzzles to complete.
The majority of the jigsaw puzzles use works by well-known painters, images of landscapes and well-known locations from around the globe, personal photos turned into puzzles, Coca-Cola brands, Disney characters, and animals.
Each one specifies the estimated completion time, the quantity of pieces, the puzzle's name, size, and origin.
The first puzzle.
One of the puzzles that she owns, such as the 5000-piece Disney puzzle she bought for her kid many years ago, which was her very first puzzle ever. It was her first masterpiece, and after that she believed she could begin assembling jigsaw puzzles.
The 3rd biggest puzzle.
More attractive 3D puzzles. Vases and Coca-Colas.
I'm really fascinated with her work. This one is my favorite.
We also went to a souvenir shop where Puzzle Mansion memorabilia and puzzles in boxes were sold. We also bought a photo puzzle keepsake with a frame.
I liked it a lot overall to see the puzzles on display. I am in amazed of the person who made these because it takes a lot of patience to complete all of them.
It's a unique idea for an attraction, as well. I've never seen a place quite like this before. I'd enjoy visiting and spending more time there.
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