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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

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Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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+63 32 514 3003
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US$90.00*
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Best of Old and New!

Located near Colon St, the house will give you best of both worlds, old and new or should I say both old and new Cebu City. The house is so antique that going inside will make you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chlodred1978
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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a quaint old house with the furniture and accessories well-preserved. It is interesting to see the things that are used in the home during the olden times. It is quite small though. But for those who enjoy looking at how people's homes were in the past, this is a good place to visit.

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Thank Jojo C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The owner has given this little gem to the people of Cebu. The staff were enthusiastic about telling us the inside stories and showing us the items on display

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Thank Andrew H
Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The air inside was deep cold! I could even smell the old people living here years ago. What else can I say it's really creepy inside. I mean, the bed, furniture, paintings, the stairs, cutleries, plates, wares, dining tables, everything is creepy old. I could still feel goosebumps as I write this review. It's worth a visit when you are... More 

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Thank ayenisquefont2
Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located near Colon St, the house will give you best of both worlds, old and new or should I say both old and new Cebu City. The house is so antique that going inside will make you imagine that you are back in the spanish era of colonization. A glimpse of the old and rich heritage of Cebu City. It... More 

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Thank Chlodred1978
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is fascinating with its low ceilings and darkness. However, it is inhabited. On the weekend members of the family stay at the house. This is required so that they can retain ownership and the rights for this property to remain a residence … the weird ways of bureaucracy! A striking feature is table after table filled with crockery... More 

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Thank Patrick M
Rayong, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Yap Sandiego Ancestral House is reputed to be the oldest extant residential house in Cebu, dating back some 400 years. Certainly it looks the part. Looking at the house from the outside is free, as is looking into the house through the open windows and doorways. But if you want to go inside it will cost you a modest Peso... More 

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Thank David B
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

For my Balikbayan friends, it was a good, enlightening experience seeing the way of life during the 1900's. The in-house guide made it interesting with snippets of history intertwined with the family's heritage. The downside is that sooner than later, decay would overtake whatever is left of this ancestral house and it would be a shame to see it go.... More 

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Thank Maria Luisa C
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

i was lucky as i had a tour guide to explain everything to me, so it was meaningful and historical whereby details was exciting. i am unsure if without a guide if it would bring the same meaning

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Thank Sunshine Z
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It's worth a look but I wouldn't go out of my way to get there. It is located near the Heritage monument and Casa Gorordo so you might as well stop and take a look.

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Thank scottofhawaii
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The house was really very old, you would really get to see the furniture,fixtures and dining utensils being used by the Filipinos in the old times. The house was a representation of an Elite Filipino family during the Spanish times, thus you would see its elegance though they looks very old already. I gave a 3 because entrance fee was... More 

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