Puzzle Mansion: Labor of Love and Dedication

So after our lunch at Bag of Beans, next stop is at Puzzle Mansion.

Frankly speaking, upon reaching the venue, the “mansion” part fell below my expectation. I was looking for the typical image of mansion, a grandiose structure or at least close to it. I was even unconvinced that entrance fee is P100 per head. But I did pay anyway.

However, upon entering the “mansion”, it instantly occurred to me that the money I paid was nothing compared to the amount of money, time, effort and dedication the owner has invested to build that recreational structure. All my prejudices were gone in thin air and was amazed, inspired, awe-struck and moved by the owner’s passion.

Puzzles, puzzles and more puzzles

As the name suggests, this popular tourist attraction in Tagaytay houses the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles in the world. It also boasts the largest puzzle known as “Double Restropect” with 32,256 pieces and the most difficult puzzle titled as “Las Hilanderas” with 10,000 pieces.

 

Isn’t it amazing? A friend once gave me a 1,500 pieces Madonna jigsaw puzzle that took me and my siblings a year to finish only half of it and then we decided to put it back in the box. It was forgotten since then.

So just imagine how talented and patient Ms. Giorgina is! Did I mention that she is also the title holder of Guinness Book of World Record of the largest jigsaw collection in the world? Yes, in the world!
Famous structures and landmarks around the world. These are my favorite!

There‘s also a store that sells a wide collection of jigsaw puzzles, souvenir items like printed t-shirt, bags and keychains. And oh! Even the largest puzzle in the world is up for sale at P25,000. Anyone?

 

Entrance Fee:
P100.00
They extend 20% discount to senior citizens card holder
Kids 3 years old and below is FREE.

Bed and Breakfast:

Should you decide to stay overnight in Tagaytay, Puzzle Mansion offers bed and breakfast at reasonable rates. The location is ideal for guests with private cars since it is situated in a secluded area. However, it is still reachable by public transportation.

If you feel like swimming in spite of the cold temperature, they have this inviting pool for your enjoyment. The place also has function rooms that can accommodate seminars and conferences.

Coconut Cream Pie

This is perfect for an afternoon snack after touring the place. A kiosk at the second floor sells the pie for P60 per slice. Taste is nothing extraordinary but it’s something worth trying. My taste buds think it’s a combination of buko and egg pie but creamier and softer. Crust is crumbly soft, that is neither too sweet nor bland. The layer of whipped cream on top balances the overall taste. I imagine this is best paired with a vanilla latte, moderately bitter coffee with rich vanilla aroma complements the subtle sweetness of the pie. Enjoy!


Coconut Cream Pie by Puzzle Queen Bakeshop gone in 60 seconds!

 

 

Address:

Purok 4 Cuadra, St. Barangay Asisan, Tagaytay, Luzon 4120, Philippines

Owner: 
Gina Gil-Lacuna (Puzzle Queen)

 

 

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