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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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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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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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kota kinabalu
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

See the old kind of house in Cebu. The house is composed of timber and is open for public daily. It is near the Heritage of Cebu Monument.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 775 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've read reviews here about people just passing by or just peeking at the door/window from the street. From that viewpoint, it gives injustice to the place. Please go inside like what our group did. When we went, unfortunately, we didn't know how to go in as the small door was closed. There was no sign where the entrance was,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went here a long time ago actually, was just not able to finish my review. there was a very informative tour of the house and got to see a very tricky lock of the door that you are given to chance to puzzle out. thought I had the right answer but turned out it opens the other way, nice! great... More 

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manila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This house is one of the oldest in Cebu. It dates back to the time when its location is still called Parian. Other than that distinction, there is not much to see in this place. I wish that the owners would have restored the place. I think it is a choice between conservation / restoration versus keeping things original. However,... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Love this ancestral house. Found a lot of antique pieces that is similar to my collection. Glad the family is taking good care of this rare possession.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone Number: 32 514 3003
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

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