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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

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Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Well maintained and preserved

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... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2016
Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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Cebu City, Philippines
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

Thank Mariz1226
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016 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!

Thank Hannah_Airah
Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

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.

Thank Lalitha5645
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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Cebu City, Philippines
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

Thank ThadzEngaling
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8 reviews
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 

Thank Joseph B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016 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.

Thank Aaron D
Manila, Philippines
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

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.

Thank Charinavargas
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

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.

Thank jackrabbit567
Cebu City, Philippines
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132 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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