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Feb 11, 2018
“Just an unattractive building”
Aug 14, 2017
“The Bureau of Customs building now The Malacanan in Cebu”
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

They call it the Malacanan of Cebu, but it is light years away from how the real Malacanan in Manila looks like. It is located along one of the streets that border the Independence Plaza of the city. They told me that there was a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed August 14, 2017

The Aduana as the locals call this building before is now the Malacanan sa Sugbo. I was able to get inside the old Aduana before for some inquiry, but this time it is not allowed for anybody to come in. My first visit after it's...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Been there many times. However the building is not open to the public. You just have to watch from the outside as this is the official residence of the Philippine president. The presidential guards guard the place. The residence is hardly used officially. It was...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank LeisureTraveler8888
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Most tourists to Cebu visit Fort San Pedro, Magellan's' Cross and the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. While in this area it is worth taking time out to visit Malacanan Sa Sugbu, which is at the other end of Independence Plaza from these attractions and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank David B
Reviewed February 15, 2017

You should bring some umbrella when visiting here, as no other shelter can cover you from direct sunlight or raindrops.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank JRhecel
Reviewed September 15, 2016

You can see this well preserved building beside fort san pedro, during sunny days pls be sure to bring sun cover and a bottle of water

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank nymah s
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Located just around Fort San Pedro and Plaza Independencia, Malacanan sa Sugbo also formerly known as Customs House is a formidable structure. It is painted white. It looks clean. Unfortunately, it is not open to public. It is being guarded by the Presidential Security Group...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank trainer_2015
Reviewed February 19, 2016

An imposing sight but always just outside for I never managed to go in - if its really open to the public. part of a much bigger tourist area, it completes the picture

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Phoenix_iloilo
Reviewed February 15, 2016

This structure is quite old, and full of history. In the last administration, it was utilized/ actually reborn as the Malacanan of the South but the succeeding president did not care about it, so it was left idle again - although the Presidential Navy ships...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank bravo s
Reviewed December 4, 2015

This used to be the Customs House but was renovated and refurbished and now serves as the PHilippine President's official office and residence in Cebu City.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank JEmmanuelLasPinas
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