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Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary

Address: J. N. Jumalon St., | Basak, Pardo, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone Number: 9214418491
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Ranked #51 of 193 things to do in Cebu City
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: See rare butterflies at the only park of its kind in the Philippines.
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: See rare butterflies at the only park of its kind in the Philippines.

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Manila
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Beautiful place. It's essentially a house that was converted into a museum and sanctuary, so don't expect to see a huge building/park. The place is rather difficult to find because the street in which the house is located used to be called by another name. It's best to call ahead to inform the staff that you are coming and to... More 

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Philippines
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123 reviews 123 reviews
23 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a great delightful for my Cannon lens. This Jumalon Museum, Butterfly Sanctuary and Art Gallery is a private museum, art gallery and nature reserve run by the Jumalon Foundation. This is a must visit place in Cebu city.

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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It's so hard to write a poor review about this place because everyone there was so nice... But actually I found it was pretty boring, and I didn't see many butterflies either. I've no doubt the family that run this place know everything there is to know about butterflies, and if you want to know about them too, by listening... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a family run business , best get there by taxi ! About 100 pesos from most hotel I the city ! Beautiful escape from the city ! Wild butterflies they plant butterfly attracting plants to keep the butterflies there ! Not too exciting but a pleasant couple of hours

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Kauai, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Small garden and museum operated by the daughter of the original butterfly expert of the Philippines. While you will see some butterflies in cages for breeding purposes, most of the butterflies are free to come and go. They are attracted to the gardens because their particular type of plant food is available here. More than half of Cebu's indigenous species... More 

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Shanghai, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a good butterfly sanctuary, but one of the smallest I've ever been to. You get taken around by someone who works here, and he seemed to know a little about the butterflies, but was far from being an expert. It's a nice place to visit if you are in the area, but there are much bigger and better... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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7 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Located a little outside of town we had a good hour there. Getting a taxi from the centre is a good idea. It takes about 20 minutes and you need to ask to go to Basak and Basak elementary school. Return can be done on one if the many number 9 jeepneys for php 8 per person. Entry is php... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A great way to spend an hour or 2. Beautiful butterflies to see, lovely small garden and very interesting information on butterfly life-cycle. Also an interesting art space.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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143 reviews 143 reviews
12 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. They breed, and protect butterflies but also have them freely flying in to feed on feeding plants. Raymond who is a family friend, welcomed us even though we arrived 15 minutes before closing hours, he is a mostly wonderfull person and pationately guided us through the whole sanctuary. They also have an extention in Bohol... More 

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Turku, Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Hard to find, but worth of going. Especially the artworks made of butterfly wings. Impressive butterfly collection.

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