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Museo Sugbo

Address: M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #10 of 62 things to do in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

For a fee of 30 pesos for Filipino citizens, you can tour around a collections of Visayan saints, national archives of design, gallery of the Philippine presidents and lot of artifacts from Cebu Island. There's also a gallery of indigenous materials used for calamity survival. If you are a student or senior citizen, you can just pay 10 pesos, just... More 

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This old building currenly houses the Cebu province archive and museum. One of the outstanding output of the Gwen Garcia governorship, the said Museum contains all the must-know facts about Cebu and the province. FYI, visiting this museum enlightened me that the Old Cebu has a railway station that traverses from the now Cebu South Bus Terminal to as far... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

the antique collections will amaze visitors that love religious artifacts.... the museum staffs are friendly and nice...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had a great tour guide who was a volunteer from the museum. She explained almost every item in the museum. The museum itself is very interesting!! You get to visit the isolation cells and medical room. They had a lot of items from the pre-Spanish colonization all the way up to the Japanese and American occupation. However they should... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Museo Sugbo is a wonderful respite from the traffic, congestion and noise of Cebu, and one of the last remaining remnants of its Spanish colonial past. The prison is no more but there are a range of interesting collections providing an interesting source for information from times pre-dating the Spanish through the American period and up to the period... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It used to be the city's penitentiary. Now, it's Cebu City's gem of a museum,,, great place to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

it has to be this one ! The only real heritage museum of Cebu ! Located in an old jail, it explains you a lot of the Philippines and Cebu's province.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited the place on a weekday. Not a lot of people at all. There's an entrance fee of 40-70php dependent if you are a foreigner or a local. The good: Displayed pieces of local Cebu history. Old Spanish Architecture The bad: Nothing else to see after that. Mostly pictures with captions rather than dioramas or objects on display.

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Manila, Philippines
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It used to be the city's penitentiary. Now, it's Cebu City's gem of a museum. It details a whole lot of history, dating from the country's discovery in 1521, to various conflicts/wars between our ancestors and foreign colonizers. World War II has its own section, as do the Commonwealth, the Philippine Republic, and up to the present. Many artifacts on... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We drove by this one day and decided had to go visit. So glad we did. So informative, Danny Boy was our tour guide and he was so entertaining and informative. I really enjoyed everything they have there but some parts are still closed or restricted because of the earthquake last year.

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