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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 #2 of 42 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Makati, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed viewing and taking photos of the relics, and I loved that the tour guide knew a lot of the family's history and was able to relate it to the history of Chinese-Visayans in Cebu. He was also very enthusiastic in taking pictures since I was a solo traveler.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum during Sinulog Grand parade. The entrance fee is only Php20.00 Amazing collection and maintenance of the coralstone-made house. There's even a small banca preserved(caretaker said it was used to travel from Cebu mainland to mactan island before the 2 concrete bridges were built. Caretaker also said that the latest generation of Yap Sandiego still sleeps in that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I found this ancestral house very interesting. First owned by the Chinese Yap family, then by the Sandiego family. Descendants of the Sandiego family still stay in the home on weekends, so it is kept in very clean and good condition.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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140 reviews 140 reviews
102 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This house turned museum was just a small family house. This is one of the old house in the city that was well preserved. This house has survived for many hundred years and I hope this will last longer for future generations. You can spend a few minutes to take photos and you can even touch some of their display.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great addition to this tourist stop is the photos you get from the caretaker. He knows all the angles directs you where to sit, where to look and where to stand to get these poses that highlight the antique furniture in the house.

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Manila
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is considered one of the oldest residential house in the Philippines. The antiques were all preserved and the people inside were good. Few meters from Colon Street, Cebu Heritage Monument, and Casa Gorordo Museum.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a small family home. The structure is typical of the area being constructed of Coral Stone with Nara and Molave wood. The guide seemed very unfriendly until we paid the entrance, then he switched into welcoming mode. Although he was very knowledgeable about this house built in the 1700s, it seemed as if he was on auto setting... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I thought this museum was interesting and it was great that you could walk round freely and touch things and take photos. It is very well preserved and feels like you have stepped back in time. It is small and does not take much time to look round. The main thing I didn't like was the big group of 'guides'... More 

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London, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Interesting for a short visit. All very laid back. Minimum rules - Sit down if you wish, no roped off areas. Photo / filming encouraged. Door guys were friendly and helpful with local recommendations.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a fine old example of an early Chinese settlers home, being built of all wood it is lucky to be still standing given all the typhoons and fires that happen in Cebu. A must see place on any traveler list. Can fit in all the old places in the Fort area in one morning. Get a car and... More 

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