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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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Oldest house/structure I've ever visited!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Hannah_Airah
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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank Aaron D
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The present owners (4th generation I think) are doing their best to maintain this historical place. They were able to preserve their ancestors' home and its contents.

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Thank Charinavargas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located right in the heart of Cebu City, in the Parian district. A very old Spanish style house made of wood and stone. It is full of cultural display & antiques things used by the previous different occupants of the house.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another famous ancestral house in in the historic Parian District is the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. Entrance Fee is Php 500. The house is really old but not as huge as Casa Gorodo. It is located along the street and does not have a big garden. The house has antique furniture and fixture. Its unique feature is the Water Falls... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is big effort in this house. Maybe it would be better if they had less objects but more explanation of them. It is not good for families with small children since they can give damage to the objects. But they may spent time in the small garden if weather is suitable.

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