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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
32 514 3003
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Ranked #2 of 41 attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Cebu
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you want to time travel to Cebu in the late 1800s and discover how Cebuanos live at that time, this is a great place to go. The house is well furnished and it feels like you've stepped into the 1800s. If you are not in a hurry, stay at their garden for awhile.

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Melbourne
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Will cost 50 pesos to get in. small house, but packed with lots of different items from china and then Spanish items. Most of the house is still original.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

2nd visit and this time was assisted by a guide who spoke good English & advised good photos around the house. Interesting to see again & better with the guide Walking distance from Jesuit House and easy to do both in couple hours

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just another old house...except...the personalized tour by a very amiable, friendly, helpful, local boy (mid 20's?)...what can I say, but he made this an exceptional visit. He took photos in every room, knew the complete history of both families (Yap of China and San Diego of phils married), and made what probably have been a dusty and boring museum tour... More

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La Mirada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A must see. Great amazing antique and family collections. It's also nice to know that the family was willing to share their home to the public.

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Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Visited the place around 1 or 2PM. Pros: Well-preserved antiques and well-maintained house. I'm impressed that the house was able to withstand all the typhoons and the earthquake that plagued the Cebu area the past few months. The bedroom upstairs was understandably stuffy (considering the house's age and the oldness of the things). It was creepy, yet an overwhelming feeling,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A great historical insight, some funraising for waterproofing the roof is required to preserve this old home & it's contents

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You have to pay 50 php per person. I went there with my girlfriend and as soon as we paid, we took out our cameras. the guide there gently offered us to take pictures of us. We agreed and he was showing us the house as he was telling us where to stand and how to pose for the camera.... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Most cab drivers know where it is located so no need to worry on that. I love how old and rustic it is like your traveling back in time. When we first went here, it's like you just visited a very old house with antique furnitures but I loved it. The second time, they already have a tour guide which... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The place is well-kept, lovely and lovely! for about $11.40/hour, we were able to use the place for our pre-wedding pictures ;) if you go on a summer, please bring a fan with you. place may become very hot especially in the afternoon

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