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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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Manila, Philippines
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stumbled across the Chinese merchant house whilst walking round Cebu. I was with my wife and her family who are all from Cebu though none of us had heard of it. The place is superb, it looked ordinary from the outside but inside was very spacious, cool and extremely atmospheric, like stepping back in time. As others have commented... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

it is located with the other sites so worth a look shows what they lived in before the modern buildings were built. very neat and great condition

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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Its a neat little old house with lots of history. The tour guide we had was great and very knowledgeable and took lots of pics for us. He was definitely an asset to the place. Stop by and see it if you are in Cebu. Its right across from the Cebu Heritage Monument.

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Angeles City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is one of the Best Ancestral houses that I've seen, it was a eerie but at the same time, you'll be amazed because all of the things that you'll see here has lived and passed on 8 generations! You'll see just how beautiful our culture is and the best thing about it is that you can take pictures all... More

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Always fascinating for me to see old homes (centuries old!), but all the more when it's still being lived in. The caretaker was very helpful in supplying information about the home and the family. Took good photos too. The visit was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

When in Cebu never miss to visit Yap-Sandiego ancestral house. One would get to see antiques that were passed from the family's 8 generations. I just hope this museum would be spared from looters though. It's quite eerie but enthusiasts like me would surely love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was an interesting stop, it is amazing that it is still standing after all this time, being that it is a wooden structure.

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Okinawa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The house had a wooden sink and lots of old furniture that stood the test of time. Great for photos and a bit of history.

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