Aside from the lechon, Talisay City is also known for being the landing site of the Americans in the liberation of Cebu during World War 2. The name of the city is derived from the Magtalisay trees that are abundant in the area. But, some people claim the city was named after a town in Spain with the same name.
The Museo de Talisay is a general museum displaying various historically and culturally significant items. The museum was established to preserve the rich cultural history of the city. It serves as a repository of the history and cultural heritage of Talisay City. The Museo de Talisay also reflects the rich culture and traditions of the city. The museum is managed by the Talisay City division of the Department of Education.