Bacolod Public Plaza is one of the city's notable landmarks located in the heart of downtown across from the San Sebastian Cathedral. The plaza is in the shape of a trapezoid with trees around the periphery. The gazebo in the center is used for concerts - inscribed on the sides are composers Beethoven, Wagner, Haydn and Mozart. The plaza was constructed as a place for recreation and cultural activities. The plaza is the heart of Bacolod's famous MasKara Festival celebration.