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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone Number: 32 514 3003
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We went one weekday morning were the only visitors for most of the time. A traditional Filipino House filled to the rafters with antiques and curiosities. Absolutely fascinating, if you like that sort of thing, and unlike many museum type places here you can actually pick things up and even sit on the chairs! The guide was amazing, very knowledgeable... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Going There : Ask the cab to take you to Heritage Monument as this is a known landmark. Likely they will not know both this ancestral house or even the nearby Gorordo museum. Entrance is 50 pesos and you will have to write your names on a logbook. If you like to reminisce old times and recall old stuff that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This building though the declared age is 339 yrs. old it is still shape to walk around the building. The many display of very old furnitures, kitchen utensils and many others were very impressive, Such important objects were preserved for anyone to see and appreciate of such creation.

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Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

From the outside, the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House does not look special but once you enter the house it's like you're in another era. If you are fond of old houses, antique furnitures and artifacts then this is a must visit site for you. It also helps that the caretaker shares with you trivia about the house and that he can... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A place that travels you back in the past for a short time and gives you a bit of history. Also the guide is so accommodating and friendly.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was such an interesting visit to this house. Certainly not to be missed. The guide was so friendly, helpful and informative. We visited with Philippino friends and everyone enjoyed the visit. Top marks.

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Singapore
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was an unexpected stop recommended by the hotel and the driver we hired. It was a nice stop, didn't take much time, very low admission price and interesting for a brief walk and some nice photos. It's an old wooden house with many family photos. It's interesting to see a traditional home. The tour guide there when we visited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went there with my friends from Manila and my young daughter. At first I thought there was no entrance fee, but when we entered I was promptly corrected as the attendant asked for a Php 50 payment, which I think is reasonable under the circumstances. For the shutter bugs who like to shoot pre nups here the fees are... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

P50 entry each, this was a gem. Ancestral house was lovely to photograph. It is crammed full of old art, paintings, furniture and iconic items... We spent 25mins there and loved it. A tour guide was offered but we just pottered around. Rear garden was sweet too.. Enjoy!

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Yap Sandiego House actually tells the story of the Chinese who had a long stay in Cebu. If you look at the design of this home building retains china architectural. In addition, in this house there are many types of jewelry that comes from ancient China and displayed a large picture of the original house owner from the early renaissance.... More 

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