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“Lovely House and Museum”

Casa Gorordo Museum
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Owner description: This museum looks at local life in the 1800s.
Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Lovely House and Museum”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This makes a lovely visit. The house is beautiful, as are the original contents, furniture and antiques - it really gives one an impression of what life must have been like during Spanish Colonial times.
I highly recommend it!
It was also a good place to buy postcards!

Visited December 2012
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Cebu City, Philippines
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good but FAKE!”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Over-rated Cebu Museum”
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.

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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...

Visited December 2012
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