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“Over-rated Cebu Museum”

Casa Gorordo Museum
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$60.00*
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Private 5-Hour Cebu City Tour with Lunch
Ranked #6 of 125 things to do in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum looks at local life in the 1800s.
Reviewed December 16, 2012

The Casa Gorordo Museum has the potential of being an excellent museum, but it is a lackluster place, especially when compared to the more dynamic museums in Old Cebu such as the lively Yap-Sandiego House, Old Jesuit House, and Museo Sugbo.

Staff members shuffle about like public employees and seem bored and even rude.
The house itself is lovely; but there is a lack of feeling and vitality in the place.

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

It was underwhelming. I was initially annoyed that the entrance fee for my girlfriend was more because she's a foreigner. The people who were running the place seemed unfriendly and I felt like I was inconveniencing them by looking around the place. The actual museum/house was OK but had very little to no historical information on the family whose house it is. The ground floor doesn't have much information but had these statues of people and carabao but had nothing to explain its context. The upstairs was better and had some information on each room and had great period furniture. We should have gone to the Yap-Sandiego house instead...

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Nicely restored place but very untouchable like a museum. The entrance fee was also high and different for Filipinas and foreigners.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been to Cebu several times but since it is mu hubby's first time r & r to cebu (not for business) we decided to visit museums and historical sites. One of which is Casa Gorordo. It is worth it because I like the museum. it gives me a feel of time travel. the museum is very well maintained, very clean and not crowded. I did not even know the place existed. The Taxi driver is very well educated of his own place, esp. historical ones, that he was able to take us to historical place such as Casa Gorordo. He said that this used to be where Magellan used to leave. just along this street is the house of Lapu-Lapu. So you can also check it out.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

well-maintained ancestral home of an affluent family in cebu - the gorordos. too bad we werent allowed to take pictures inside (i dont understand why)

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