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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 41 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I really thought I was in Vigan when we came to this place. This tri-centennial house is surprisingly still at 95% original and they still sleep there during the weekends so as not to completely abandon the house. The coolest thing about it is their vast collection of religious articles which for me shows how much they value their faith.... More

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Beppu-shi, Oita, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The house was so small and exhibit was not interesting for me. may be there was a guide but I could not be explained I don`t know why.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting place, so old but so solid. Tour guides are very helpful, giving information about the place and willing to take as many pictures as you want taken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

one word that I can say?.. Wow!! who could imagine that as old as this house still maintained in good condition and all the stuff are still looking as good like they we're just used once or twice.. Excellente

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There is a minor fee in order to enter this place. But that minimal fee of P50 is definitely well worth it! We were greeted by a caretaker who gives us instruction that the can go almost anywhere around the house and are free to do flash photography. Touching of items is also allowed but just be careful not to... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is located along Jaena corner Mabini Street, Cebu City. After you pass the Heritage Monument you will come to Yap sandiego house. Opening hours are from Monday-Sunday 9:0 am - 6:00 pm. there is an entrance fees ;- Php50.00 for adults Php25.00 for students / children It was built sometime between 1675 and 1700. It was originally owned by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The place is well preserved. Should you wish for a trip back on time this is the best place to be. Entrance fees are P50 per person and P5000 for a three hour shoot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want to time travel to Cebu in the late 1800s and discover how Cebuanos live at that time, this is a great place to go. The house is well furnished and it feels like you've stepped into the 1800s. If you are not in a hurry, stay at their garden for awhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Will cost 50 pesos to get in. small house, but packed with lots of different items from china and then Spanish items. Most of the house is still original.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

2nd visit and this time was assisted by a guide who spoke good English & advised good photos around the house. Interesting to see again & better with the guide Walking distance from Jesuit House and easy to do both in couple hours

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