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1730 Jesuit House

Zulueta Street, Cebu City, Philippines
09359984966
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Ranked #6 of 40 attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I read about this on Trip Advisor before visiting. I paid for a tour of all historic sites yesterday but this one was not included: this is a shame as it is more interesting and better displayed than many other places. The entrance is indeed a warehouse, but inside the owner, Jimmy, is reconstructing an entire street as it would... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visiting the old house is like time travelling back into old Cebu. There is an amazing miniature replica of the surrounding area. Being inside a hardware warehouse, the house was well preserved but its also a little off to have a museum inside a functioning warehouse. The curator has plans to eventually remove the warehouse so tourist can enjoy the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I enjoyed hearing the stories from the knowledgeable young lady who showed us around and told us the whole history of the place, all very interesting. I was impressed too by the effort gone into preserving and restoring the building and to present the displays in such a professional manner. The building is privately owned and privately funded and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Don't be deceived by the looks of the entrance... You'd be surprised by what's inside. Other tours in Cebu should take some pointers from Jesuit's... Apple our wonderful tour guide n the owner of Jesuit puts in a lot of attention to exhibits and journey of the tour, very well maintained and informative. Best place to start if you want... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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