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Casa Gorordo Museum

35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City, Philippines
63 32 94576
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Ranked #13 of 40 Attractions in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum looks at local life in the 1800s.
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Silay, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The house was well maintained but after we paid the entrance we were just given free rein to go through the museum. No one accompanied us to give us a tour. You can take pictures but most of the rooms are cordoned off so you can't really get close. Overall just an average museum.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
99 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is located along lopez jaena St. waling distance from Yap Sandeigo Heritage house. It is 2 storey building with a garden. Casa Gorordo Museum was originally a house built in the mid-19th century.Later it was used as the first Filipino Bishop's residence. it is now well preserved. it shows how the weathly spanish people lived in those days. It... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was in Cebu for 3 weeks on business and was desperate to catch a glimpse of the history of this city. And it is not easy to find amongst the chaos. I was taken here as part of a private tour of Cebu City and in my opinion was the hi-lite of the tour. The house (Casa) is very... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

75 Pesos to enter. Another example of pre and post colonial homes (of the rich). Nicely set up with historical explanations to each room. A few items seamed out of place, like blue glassware among 1800's pottery. (that was the only let down)

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Really like this place. The structure is mad of coral stone and hard woods I have never come across before. The furniture has strong Spanish influences as well as touches from other European countries. The shutters are made of wooden frames with small panes of Mother of Pearl shells. The tools downstairs were interesting. I particularly liked a bench which... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It is good for the young generation to come here_its very educational. You will see a lot of historical stuff inside the Museum. You can really feel how our great great grand parents lived before. I am amazed with the wooden stuff the they used to iron the clothes, the wooden glass, the palayok, the stones, the artworks, and the... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Just like the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, this place is also nice to visit if you're traveling to Cebu City. Actually, it is my second time to go here. The first time, we kind of hesitated to go inside because we were told that you are not allowed to take pictures. The second time, they already allowed picture taking but you... More

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Makati, Philippines
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This Museum is accurate and the young curator or guide will speak on the Family that lived there,,, showing how they lived on a daily basis,, the furniture , paintings and decorations for real,, We enjoyed this, and Pictures may be taken,,,Bonus! Cost,, about 1 dollar US,,,

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176 reviews 176 reviews
73 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This Museum is an old house built in the middle of the 19th century, that used to be owned by the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu, Msgr. Juan Gorordo. When you enter this old house you can picture the lifestyle of the Filipino people during 19th century. Now it is a historical landmark in Cebu. It now houses many old... More

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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A nice place to see and learn about the roots of the City, the province its people and culture. Easy to find, just ask your local taxi driver.

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