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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

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Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone Number: 32 514 3003
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Lots of Artifacts

This tiny house is full of antique objects of virtually everything colonial. It's like being on a scene from Noli or El Fili. The Php 50.00 entance fee is probably too much for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lawrence A
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Cebu City, Philippines
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

House is well preserved although some portions have started to deteriorate. they should keep it to its original form at much as possible. The government should invest in its restoration and preservation... ;-)

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This tiny house is full of antique objects of virtually everything colonial. It's like being on a scene from Noli or El Fili. The Php 50.00 entance fee is probably too much for the actual experience.

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Thank Lawrence A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great old museum house which shelters numerous artifacts and old antique. Original structure. From wood walls, the flooring and the tisa clay roof. A very typical old house which contribute a big significant in history of Cebu.

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Thank Romer G
Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is old and has presented the way Cebuanos live in the olden times for 4 centuries that has been passed on to generations. It is more on the Spanish era. Most items has been preserved with love and care by the descendants.The corals, china ware, narra and other furniture that has been made with those Philippine trees. Typhoons and... More 

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Thank Mariz1226
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Built during the 17th century, passed from generation to generation (now on its 8th generation). Everything you'll see inside are still original, meaning all antiques! The house is still 90% original, corals, molave, narra & kamagong are a few of the materials used way back the Spanish Era. Believe it or not, it withstood the earthquake last 2011 & 2013!

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Thank Hannah_Airah
Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House on our city tour. It is a very old and well maintained house, full of antiques and interesting artefacts. The building itself has been well preserved and looked after. It is interesting to wander around the house, looking at and admiring all the old treasures. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Lalitha5645
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It"A like being transported back in 17th century. You can feel the aura of the place with all the preserved pieces of Philippine history. I feel very nostalgic about this place. The guides were very helpful and will try their best to let you know more about the place. Entrance fee is only 50.00 pesos per head.

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Thank Eric A
Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got here during a city tourism event and oh boy, this was such a great place to learn about a piece of Cebuano history. The guides were very accommodating. Came here at night so it was kinda dark for some photos to be taken so I suggest to come at daylight if you want to take some pictures.

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Thank ThadzEngaling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One plan, all said yes. When a birthday surprise for a friend whose parentage are kins of Tito Val Sandiego(the present family as curator/caretaker) of this ancestral house came through, it was perfect. The coordination, the planning and execution went well. To make it more realistic, as people who would glance up might askes "what the heck are they up... More 

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Thank Joseph B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Indeed, a time machine. When you enter the house, feel those old wooden floors and walls, touch those antique things. You will realize this house is a treasure of the future and a gift from the past.

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