Note ... this is now known as Museo Parian sa Sugbo.
At the end of a decent city tour in Cebu, we finished with what we thought would be a 10 minute "pop-in-pop-out" visit of the Jesuit House. We were only stopping since my partner attended a Jesuit school. But .. wow ... what a treat. This was probably the best part of our Cebu tour.
~PHP$100 (USD$2.40) for entrance, not bad at all.
We were met by a local architect who is working at the excavation site, who proceeded to give us a tour. For nearly 1 hour, we were brought through the history of Cebu, and the Philippines, in an amazing display of art and artifacts. More importantly, were the teachings and displays of the history of the Parian settlement in Cebu ... the area surrounding Colon Street; the Jesuit House; the Yap-Sandiego house; and the Casa Gorordo (all worthy visits) and what an integral role that area played in the formation of a modern Philippines.
Every day, they excavate and find more treasures ... learn more of the way life was ... and shed light on the mysteries of the Cebuano way of life.
We were in awe of this wondrous place. We urge anyone who is in Cebu to visit. You won't be disappointed.
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