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1730 Jesuit House

Zulueta Street, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #5 of 40 attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites
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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Apple, our guide, persuaded us to come in to this great museum since the outside is still used as a warehouse. I am so glad she made us change our mind! This was by far the most interesting place to go more especially if you are interested in the history of Cebu, the Philippines in general and of the Chinese... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I went past this place after walking around all the sites and this was on the way. it is an old building but nothing to see. This is being used for a business so you can just go in and take a history lesson. If you pass by have a look and take a photo. that's it

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Architect Anthony Abelgas isn't just a tour guide, he is THE genuine historical expert of this museum. What an amazingly intelligent, passionate man! We need more people like him!

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Glendale, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This place is a warehouse now but the tour is incredible!! The pretty girl who gave us the tour knew what she was talking about and answered all our questions with no doubt. Besure and take your camera the flash will bring out the beauty of a lot of the wooden carvings that you can't see with the naked eye.... More

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Temecula, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

granted the house was built in the 1700 and very nice house for the day to me it was just old house full of stuff.

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Saijo, Japan
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Oldest surviving stone house in the Philippines and verified by historians at that! This singular title alone should put this house on the highest level of historical significance in the Philippines. Developed and cared for by concerned history buffs educated in Jesuit schools, this secluded house is overflowing with history as it is. More archival research and site excavations will... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

An 18th century house hidden inside a dark warehouse, Jesuit House is a unique place. We had a very insightful tour with the man responsible for restoring the property, which shed light on the area's long history and the building's renovation efforts. Hope one day the warehouse will be moved elsewhere and the whole area restored to its original state.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

this place is worth a visit. you will surely get a glimpse of how life was like in ancient cebu. it has lots of antique materials & old treasures. everything is preserved properly & the property is well-maintained. good for history buffs.

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Nashua, NH
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This museum is in an odd location, actually located within a working warehouse, but I found it to be well worth the trip. Though the museum is not large and only takes less than an hour to see everything, it gave me the feeling of what life was like in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. The building is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Hidden inside a warehouse and not easy to find it's more than worth the search- and the wait because we came during lunchbreak and had to wait 20 minutes. We had the luck to get a private tour with the current owner. He knows everything about the interesting history of the house and has a passion about it which we... More

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