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Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone Number: 32 514 3003
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Awesome Historic House

It's one of the old houses you can see in Cebu. Very easy to find. Just beside the street and the famous sandugo monument. Going inside, you will see a lot of antique furniture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's one of the old houses you can see in Cebu. Very easy to find. Just beside the street and the famous sandugo monument. Going inside, you will see a lot of antique furniture. Great house to feel the wonders of the historic times in Cebu.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit. For a small fee, you get a introduction to the history of the house and the owners. Then you're free to investigate all parts of the house. The house is still in use by the original family, normally on the weekends. They let you walk through and take pictures, even sit on the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was one of six sites we wanted to visit in Cebu city and was the absolute best! What a treat. Guided tour, custom pictures, and a wonderful story of a family holding onto a treasure and sharing it with visitors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This house tells us a lot about Cebu even before the Spaniards came. It symbolize the marriage of culture and influence from Chinese, Filipino and Spain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

one of the best well-preserved houses I've ever seen. I can just imagine looking at the streets & living 300 years ago in that house.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It's amazing how the caretakers of this ancestral house kept it intact and well preserved. Feels creepy at first with all those old stuff still on display centuries ago. The guy who toured us around the house is very knowledgeable and gave us insights into the lifestyles of prominent and rich families back in the 18th centuries. A must visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Wonderfully curated ancestral home with caretakers who maintain the place, explain a brief history, and take your photos. The house itself is 300 years old, and you can see the Yap-Sandiego lineage throughout with photos of the old ancestors as well as the latest family members. Stepping inside of it you can sort of feel how it was to live... More 

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Ulsan, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

this place takes you back in time, has a really ancient feeling. Less than an hour is enough to visit the house, you can walk around and look at things the locals used in everyday life, you can also take some good pictures. theres a tour guide in the house who will tell you the story of the family who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The guides were all dressed in lovely costumes and were so friendly, they really made our visit special. It gave you an insight into the lifestyle of prominent Philippine families in the 18th & 19th century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I liked the structure of the house. it was still intact except for the CR which is new but understandable. Almost all those things such as baby crib, beds, tables, plates and glasses are since centuries.

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