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“house full of history” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
32 514 3003
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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“house full of history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

it's one of the well-preserved old houses in cebu. it is quite an interesting place to visit since you can observe the architecture & purposes of spanish colonial houses. the way the house is built will surely enlighten you of how life was during the colonial times.

Visited July 2013
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“Ancestral House a Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This ancestral house is a must for all visitors to Cebu City. Original furnishings and pictures of family that own this home. Tour guide was very informative and made the tour enjoyable. This is a treasure for the people and city of Cebu. Thanks to the family for sharing this history with the people.

Visited July 2013
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“Last of the few standing old houses in Cebu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Nothing really special unless you're a history or antique buff. There's an entrance fee I think PHp50 to see the inside of this small two-storey old house. But you can surely take photos of the exterior of the old house and peek on the insid e from the windows along the road. This is just across the Heritage of Cebu monument.

Visited July 2013
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“really old house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

It's so old, that it leans to one side. Structurally, it's not sound. It was full of relics paintings of the owners. I like the mural showing what the area used to be.The street was clean, and all the houses had tiled roofing, and the people were well dressed. Now, the house stands infront of a smelly alley, with blocked drainage. I didn't feel safe in that street.

Visited April 2013
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“not too breathtaking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

showcases the house of a chinese businessman in the spanish times in cebu. many stuff in it but i fear the place is not well preserved. my architect friend said that the structure looks like it should be condemened soon. plus there a lot of things that aren't genuine. owner is very nice though

Visited April 2013
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