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“Oldest house in Cebu” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
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Private Full-Day Cebu and Lapu-Lapu Cultural Tour
Ranked #5 of 110 things to do in Cebu City
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Sheffield, Illinois
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29 reviews
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“Oldest house in Cebu”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

for a tour fee of 50 pesos, nice place that is still well maintained by the YAP family. The place still holds a lot of ancient artifacts and the 6th or 7th generation family members still do stay there sometimes. A nice landmark of Cebu.

Visited December 2011
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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

The Sandiegos are good friends of my family and I have always been fascinated by their ancestral home ever since I was a child!

Visited July 2011
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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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“A glimpse of old Cebu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

I love how they arranged everything in the place. It is a very beautiful museum of delicate antiques. What I love about the place is the homey style and feel, unlike other museums where you feel being watched all the time and thus make your visit uncomfortable. The Yap Sandiego indulges your curiousity and encourages you to touch and experience for yourself the traditional game of Sungka, or hold between your fingers an ancient egg-beater.

Visited May 2011
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Binãn, Laguna, Philippines
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Restoration badly needed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

There was a delivery truck blocking the house and it was raining and the ancestral house was closed because the ground floor has flood water and the roof was dripping with rainwater. It is really an ancestral house that needs restoration. Old treasure wasted.

Visited November 2011
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Cebu City, Philippines
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“breathtaking place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

the yap sandiego ancestral house was Au-some..breathtaking old house,, i was actually starstruck when i entered the house cuz a lot og huge and big saints inside,,the small sto Nino in the racking chair was also cute,,heheh but a bit scary,, i had also touched the 1940's carnival glasses and plates which was more interesting because my tour guide from CEBU TRIP TOURS told me that those old carnival glass and plates where given to you once you win something at the carnival before,,its like a token perhaps,, moreover i was more amazed when i found out that the roof was made of terracotta tiles which weighs 2 kilos,,wow!!.. We also went to the bedroom and i was so surprised when i saw this old version of baby crib,,

Yap Sandiego is a must see attraction we ,,thanks to my tour guide From Cebu Trip Tours which really gave me the best service ever!!!!..had fun also at Sto Nino Church, Magellan 's Cross, Toist temple, and so on so if you want to have a half day tour that is just PHP800.00 just call the Cebu Trip Tours # 318-7129 to arrange the best attractions in cebu..with nice and friendly guide with you!!

Visited November 2011
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