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Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone Number: 32 514 3003
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A point in time

worthy of national trust status. Very impressive look back in time. Unspoilt although a little Cluttered. Lots to see inside and all very quirky but interesting. Odd but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Birmingham, UK
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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice enough to visit but feel it's been over cooked. Its a small place with locals dressed in period costumes.

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Birmingham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

worthy of national trust status. Very impressive look back in time. Unspoilt although a little Cluttered. Lots to see inside and all very quirky but interesting. Odd but informative staff and all very helpful with photography even though some were a bit weird. A place the Waltons would be proud of.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see. Have to stand on the side of road to look in or take pictures. No entrance so roadside.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Getting inside this ancestral home give us insight on what life was like for chinese-filipino aristocrats of the time. The collection of furnishings and Sto Nino images which would have been used from processions and feasts in the past is quite incredible

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Subic, Philippines
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Visit the old wood town house and it is full with history. It was also not bad that the staff here is very helpfull.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

a step back from the present, nice to reminisce how it was in the old days. worth the visit if you are a history geek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friend and i visited this place on a Cebu city tour. Definitely worth seeing if you are visiting Cebu. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We had a staff member follow us around taking photos of us. It's pretty cool that you are allowed to have a feel off all the historic objects :) we tipped our guide... More 

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KL
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is the ancestral house of Yap Sandiego. It looks like it seen better days but people like to see originality. There is nothing much to see, just a walk thru will see the whole house. Imagine you willl have to pay to see it.

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South Korea
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This house is one of the oldest houses in the Philippines and it feels like you'll break it almost just by walking through, but it's pretty cool to see. It was 50 pesos to check it out and they give you a briefing about the house before you're allowed time to walk around.

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Asia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Loved this house, can't believe most of the structure and furniture has not been restored and is still original. What is even more amazing - the owner sleeps over from time to time, we actually got to meet him on the day we visited. If you wish to see how merchants lived in the 1600's - pay Yap Sandiego a... More 

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