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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

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Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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+63 32 514 3003
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interesting culture

i was lucky as i had a tour guide to explain everything to me, so it was meaningful and historical whereby details was exciting. i am unsure if without a guide if it would bring... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sunshine Z
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Rayong, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yap Sandiego Ancestral House is reputed to be the oldest extant residential house in Cebu, dating back some 400 years. Certainly it looks the part. Looking at the house from the outside is free, as is looking into the house through the open windows and doorways. But if you want to go inside it will cost you a modest Peso... More 

Thank David B
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For my Balikbayan friends, it was a good, enlightening experience seeing the way of life during the 1900's. The in-house guide made it interesting with snippets of history intertwined with the family's heritage. The downside is that sooner than later, decay would overtake whatever is left of this ancestral house and it would be a shame to see it go.... More 

Thank Maria Luisa C
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i was lucky as i had a tour guide to explain everything to me, so it was meaningful and historical whereby details was exciting. i am unsure if without a guide if it would bring the same meaning

Thank Sunshine Z
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth a look but I wouldn't go out of my way to get there. It is located near the Heritage monument and Casa Gorordo so you might as well stop and take a look.

Thank scottofhawaii
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house was really very old, you would really get to see the furniture,fixtures and dining utensils being used by the Filipinos in the old times. The house was a representation of an Elite Filipino family during the Spanish times, thus you would see its elegance though they looks very old already. I gave a 3 because entrance fee was... More 

Thank Glendiz C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is open to the public everyday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ... it's a trip back in time to get a glimpse of life in Cebu over the last few hundreds of years ... it's well worth the 50 pesos admission fee and the insights offered by the guide value add to the house itself ... recommended... More 

Thank Mike M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited a day after they had all the rain. The caretaker of the house was pumping out water from the lower level. I don't think this is the first time it's been an issue. There is a small fee for entrance. We had already visited a couple other ancestral homes in the Philippines on this trip and almost did... More 

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Baguio, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

guest will have their name at the entrance and a staff will tour them around the house. explaining everything. I like the staff who toured us because he was so entertaining and explain everything in details who's and where those small belonging came from

1 Thank tibawenj
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an ancestral home build 300+ years ago that's still being used today. Most of the structure and items are preserved. Easily spend 30 minutes here when you're in Cebu City. Entrance fee is 50 pesos and there's a short briefing of the place upon entry.

Thank Karl J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very old and exquisite place to visit. Impressed how they weer able to preserve the house and how they managed to still stay there once in a while.A truly good old house to visit

Thank Jane M

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