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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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Cebu City, Philippines
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“GO!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

One the reason Philippines has not so many tourists is that not so many attractions except the women for some the foreigners and also the beaches. The Yap house shows what our history was like and still occupied until now some times. there is other bigger house restored and run like museum, but this the one where can feel what to be rich Filipino is really like. I think should be part of any people's trip to see Cebu.

Visited August 2013
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“house full of history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

it's one of the well-preserved old houses in cebu. it is quite an interesting place to visit since you can observe the architecture & purposes of spanish colonial houses. the way the house is built will surely enlighten you of how life was during the colonial times.

Visited July 2013
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“Ancestral House a Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

This ancestral house is a must for all visitors to Cebu City. Original furnishings and pictures of family that own this home. Tour guide was very informative and made the tour enjoyable. This is a treasure for the people and city of Cebu. Thanks to the family for sharing this history with the people.

Visited July 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“Last of the few standing old houses in Cebu”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Nothing really special unless you're a history or antique buff. There's an entrance fee I think PHp50 to see the inside of this small two-storey old house. But you can surely take photos of the exterior of the old house and peek on the insid e from the windows along the road. This is just across the Heritage of Cebu monument.

Visited July 2013
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“really old house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's so old, that it leans to one side. Structurally, it's not sound. It was full of relics paintings of the owners. I like the mural showing what the area used to be.The street was clean, and all the houses had tiled roofing, and the people were well dressed. Now, the house stands infront of a smelly alley, with blocked drainage. I didn't feel safe in that street.

Visited April 2013
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