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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 40 attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites
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Quezon City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is one in a triad of house-museums in the old Parian district of Cebu City. It dates from the 17th century and is thus one of the, if not the oldest continuously lived-in house in the country. As such it is a living museum. The other houses are Casa Gorordo and the Parian Museum, which is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great example of a house carried down through generations with various cultural influences. I particularly admired the way the family had opened it up to the public without cost and the guides were only to happy to volunteer to take photos as well as ones utilizing clever optical illusions. Well worth seeing.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Luckily this place has been preserved and withstood typhoons, earthquakes and progress for hundreds of years! Well located near other historic venues, and still in part time use, it's definitely worth a look-see and to hear the history.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

What a fantastic place! It is a trip to the core of the Philippines culture and is beautifully preserved. It is a MUST if you come visit Cebu. They have a very friendly staff in situ and there is a small fee to access. Do not miss...! it is very interesting from the architecture point of view also.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My teenage daughter and I went around this very well preserved old home which has been owned by a Chinese family and passed down through the generations. The staff make it really interesting and explain the history behind many of the old pieces of furniture - I was fascinated with the birthing chair! Lots of interesting old items like the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Situated right nearby the 1730 Jesuit House and just down the road from the Santa Niño Basilica another unique piece of Cebuano history. All part of a walking tour of the main places to see in Cebu that will take no more than 3 hours on entirety.

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Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

as we walk along the busy street of Cebu City we came across this ancestral house before reaching the Basilica and the Magellan's cross. Bizarre in its architecture as it was preserve more than a hundred years old. Things inside it are fragile but a mark and a fact that Sugbuano are very distinct as well when it comes to... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Definitely worth a visit, you even get an insight into how women used to give birth! Some great photo opportunities that a helpful tour guide will assist with. The family still stay at the house at weekends.

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