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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

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One of the oldest residential structure in the Philippines.
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155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 266 2833
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is just a small house but it is packed with history. A good reminder of how simple life used to be. And that we should never forget our ancestors. The place is good for picture taking too.. :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ma Jannet F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Yap Sandiego Ancestral House is one of the oldest homes in Cebu, Philippines – built in the late 17th century. We walked in and were instantly taken back into time. It was so rich in culture and well preserved. We were shocked with the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Abiseshana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well-preserved and taken cared of, the guide was articulate and accommodating in ensuring all the guests appreciated the historical value of the home.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drewfernandes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite spot of the city tour. It’s like time travel, with the 1930’s radio still works. The guide was good, very clear in explaining the history and made it interesting. Great to see that the history is preserved by the Yap Sandiego family for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience is just amazing, and the host shared very informative insights about the historical essence of the place. Definitely a must-go if you'd go on the city tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly authentic house which provides a wonderful view of everyday life for a Chinese family living in the Philippines. The house itself is one of the oldest in Cebu. Staff were very helpful and the visit enjoyable. Tours don’t seem to go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moonjourneys
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not exactly hidden, as it sits prominently at the corner of Mancini and Lopez-Jarna Streets, the Yap-San Diego house is largely unknown to taxi drivers and local residents. Built in the late 17th Century by the Chinese merchant Don Juan Yap and his wife Maria...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rob88888
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Live this place and the people. Had a great tour. The guides were brilliant, very knowledgeable and helpful. They explained a lot about the house, the Philippines and they took their time to take some nice photos of us as we were walking round. A...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank helenbrown22
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

As part of guided day tour of cebu we stop by at this very historical home of the yap sandiego... its very historical and educational seeing and experiencing home how Filipinos live then more than 300yrs .. this place is a must to visit when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

The place is considered one of the oldest houses in 🇵🇭. It exhibits the historical belongings of the old Chinese and phillepenes families. Good to see

Date of experience: November 2018
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Keith P
November 9, 2018|
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Theresa N
February 6, 2015|
Response from ants080 | Reviewed this property |
Think of spending about an hour for the tour. It is an open house (still used sometimes by the owner) full of artifacts of cultural and historical significance. Like a museum, but you are allowed to even touch things. Try... More