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1730 Jesuit House, Cebu City
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Get a glimpse into the lifestyle of well-off families and Jesuit priests during Spanish colonial times at 1730 Jesuit House. This 18th-century house served as the home of the religious community during its heyday, before falling from grace somewhat as it became a warehouse. Today, the building's owners have transformed it into a museum, where you can learn about Jesuit history. As you enter, pay close attention to the gate, where you can see a Jesuit seal carved into the finery. The exterior has preserved its original look, while the interior gives off a contemporary vibe thanks to a series of renovations over the years. However, wooden antique furniture captures the historical ambiance of this hidden gem of the city. Add 1730 Jesuit House to your Cebu City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cebu City trip itinerary maker.
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  • This has to be seen to be believed: inside a hard ware store full of pipes and all other kind of stuff for building and plumming, stands the largely intact Jesuit House going back to 1730. Rediscovere...  more »
  • I was surprised to find out that there was an old Jesuit house hidden behind a vulcanizing shop in Zulueta Street. Being a Jesuit graduate, I became very interested and curious to see where the first ...  more »
  • Excellent guide, Christian, showed us round this very interesting place with an amazing back story. Far more to the place than we had ever imagined and helped to give some historical understanding of ...  more »
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  • Located inside one of the oldest house in Cebu City, Museo de Parian sa Sugbu offers travellers and locals alike knowledge about what life is like in Parian. The Parian is one of the most important bussiness center of Cebu during the Spanish Era, 1560s - 1890s. A miniture of the old town, medieval Chinese ceramics, old maps and pictures, and old antiques are just one of the historical jewels waiting for you to discover here. The tour guide will definitely tour you around the entire house, from the kitchen, to the bedroom, etc... Its a must visit itinerary. Don't fell disappointed if the house is hidden inside a warehouse, what matters is the inside not the outside. Tip 1: The price is P50.00, if you're a student, bring with you an i.d for a discount ( not sure if they do this still but its better to be prepared) Tip 2: There are no refreshments inside but there is a nearby sari-sari store outside Tip 3: You can take pictures wherever you like. Don't be shy and ask the tour guide any questions about the house, they can surely give you an answer.
  • There are more photo essays than actual exhibits, which does not justify the Php 50.00 entrance fee. Also, to get to the actual exhibit rooms, you'd have to pass through a dusty, wood/metal factory-looking place. It's worth the visit, nonetheless.
  • If you are into history and old stuff, you should visit this old-big but nicely preserved house.
  • This unique museum setup tucked inside a warehouse, after wading your way through hardware stuff a centuries old coral stone building will greet you.
  • I appreciate the work they are recently putting in to study, restore, and preserve this historic building.