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Casa Gorordo Museum

35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City, Philippines
63 32 94576
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Ranked #11 of 33 Attractions in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum looks at local life in the 1800s.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum looks at local life in the 1800s.
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Philippines
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180 reviews 180 reviews
74 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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Cebu City, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We visited Casa Gorordo as school assignment to do with the whole family. The old house has farming tools like a cane juicer and a hand rice mill that they actually use before. Some of the post of the house are made from tree trunks which probably grew from the same spot. Upstairs, there the different rooms and well preserved... More 

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The house was well-maintained. Display tags were useful, but I thought they would offer a guided tour.

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Glendale, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were there while relief efforts were being sent out but be sure and go upstairs to see the fine furniture and the spot where the chaperone would sit during courting! Yep times have changed but plenty of ornate wood carvings and old ways to keep the building cool that have been played out in recent times from the fact... More 

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cebu city
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

i just hope people would really see this treasure.. i was in awe when i visited this place. its like im back in the 1800's. its crazy-scary-creepy-beautiful. im not a fan of the location tho. transportation is okay but the street is scary.

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Cartwright, Oklahoma
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

visited here in 2012 and enjoyed it very much. the only thing i didn't understand is why you aren't allowed to take pictures in certain areas. the grounds are well kept and this is a must see.

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Singapore
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

visiting this large wood and stone house takes you back to the spanish era - how everyday life was, how families eat, slept, and cooked. i love how the museum allows us a glimpse of the bygone ages.

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Leyte Island, Philippines
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14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Right at this minute, there is some sort of renovation going on so delay your visit if you can. I have visited the Casa Gorordo many times over about 10 years. It always fascinates me. The Gorordo refers to Bishop Gorordo, the first Filipino Catholic Bishop in the Philippines. The downstairs is made from coral rock and the upstairs from... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Casa Gorordo takes you to olden times where life was pretty simple with its wooden construction and furniture but I was surprised it has its own visitors' lounge. But during those times not everyone is allowed to go up the 2nd floor where the rooms and a chapel is located. A chapel? you may ask. Surprised as I was there's... More 

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