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1730 Jesuit House

Zulueta Street, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #6 of 41 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Jesuit House is located on Zulueta Street. it is opposite Cebu Heritage in a side lane. It is hidden from the public view. The sign board is a bit rustic. it is a privately owned house. It was ware house but the owners converted it to a muszeum. It is a 2 storey building. You will also notice that... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The place of the 1730 Jesuit House is owned privately and very difficult to be found as you first have to enter a place that looks like a storage house before reaching the old 1730 Jesuit house. After paying the entrance fee a guide showed me through the house giving me good explanations and helpful answers.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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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 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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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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