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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
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Half-Day Cebu City Tour
Ranked #5 of 112 things to do in Cebu City
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“lots to see”
Reviewed August 30, 2014

There is a minor fee in order to enter this place. But that minimal fee of P50 is definitely well worth it!

We were greeted by a caretaker who gives us instruction that the can go almost anywhere around the house and are free to do flash photography. Touching of items is also allowed but just be careful not to break since most, if not all, are priceless antiques.

It is just a small ancestral house yet filled with lots of wonderful artifacts. What is most nice about this house is that you are free to sit on the old chairs and take pictures. They are not very

If you are into ancestral houses this is the place to go.

Visited August 2014
4 Thank jojowtan
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“Ancestral House”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is located along Jaena corner Mabini Street, Cebu City. After you pass the Heritage Monument you will come to Yap sandiego house.

Opening hours are from Monday-Sunday 9:0 am - 6:00 pm.

there is an entrance fees ;-
Php50.00 for adults
Php25.00 for students / children

It was built sometime between 1675 and 1700. It was originally owned by a Chinese merchant named Don Juan Yap. It was dubbed as one of the oldest existing houses in the country and is also considered as one of the oldest Chinese house outside of China. The walls are made of coral stones, posts and beams made of hardwood and roof made of red clay tiles.

The house is of Spanish architecture. You get to see old religious relics, fine dining sets, altars, an old birthing chair, and antique furniture. There are also several Catholic altars. Around the gardens you will find bonzai plants.

when you walk in the house you will feel you are walking in the 18 century.

Visited August 2014
2 Thank jeff1955malaysia
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“Nice location for a photo shoot”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The place is well preserved. Should you wish for a trip back on time this is the best place to be.

Entrance fees are P50 per person and P5000 for a three hour shoot.

2 Thank Jii Pii P
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want to time travel to Cebu in the late 1800s and discover how Cebuanos live at that time, this is a great place to go. The house is well furnished and it feels like you've stepped into the 1800s.

If you are not in a hurry, stay at their garden for awhile.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Lady_Dapdap
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“Great Historical buidling”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Will cost 50 pesos to get in. small house, but packed with lots of different items from china and then Spanish items. Most of the house is still original.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank jamjar136
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