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Casa Gorordo Museum
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$80.00*
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Cebu-Mactan Twin City Tour from Cebu
Ranked #6 of 125 things to do in Cebu City
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Owner description: This museum looks at local life in the 1800s.
Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you're in Cebu, it's nice to visit museums to discover how the rich Filipino-Cebuanos lived during the Spanish era. Casa Gorordo Museum shows exactly just that. Again, like any other tour places, it's good to read a little about the area before going there so that you'd appreciate it more - and enjoy the area more. When we went to the museum, there was no one to bring us around and explain the practice during those era.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The museum is pretty nice but I doubt it's originality seeing tiles as their wall. The guy said it's 80% original but some furnitures are like made of mahogany. Sure, the place is nice but not what you could expect from a house that existed for hundreds of years already.
Accepts students fee so I didnt really feel bad for PH15 entrance fee.

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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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