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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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Where to stay in Cebu City

The most popular place to stay in Cebu City remains uptown, particularly around the university district near Junquera Street station. Here you'll find a good range of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses of varying quality, but with a well-established base level representing value for money. Further north, look along Dalan Osmena to find a good number of standard and luxury hotels located north and south of the roundabout. The downtown area has more closely knitted streets, with just a few guesthouses located along primarily residential roads.
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  • Having been turned on to this location through Trip Advisor, I was pleasantly surprised by the attached museums which provided some context to the building's place within Cebu's history. If you have a...  more »
  • Ignore the atrocious "Heritage Monument" in the Parian district of Old Cebu. Go to Zulueta street and enter Ho Tong Hardware. Hidden inside is an 18th century house with am exhibit of the history of t...  more »
  • The beauty of this historical site is that it is hidden and preserve in the hardware store. The house a lot to share with you. The structure, the artifacts around the house. The most memorable part of...  more »
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  • I've been wanting to visit this museum in the old Parian District of Cebu and finally got the chance this time. Kept inside an unassuming grubby hardware is this house used by the Jesuit Missionaries during the 1700s. Standing at this door and getting through it into the house felt like being transported to the Spanish collonial era.
  • First I was surprised when i saw that located inside a workshop. After thinking a bit, finally I paid the 50 pesos entrance fee and went to visit. Well I didn't expect it , but I enjoyed of my visiting. I was the only one who was visiting so much better. :) It really worths to visit here.
  • This unique museum setup tucked inside a warehouse, after wading your way through hardware stuff a centuries old coral stone building will greet you.
  • 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.
  • If you are into history and old stuff, you should visit this old-big but nicely preserved house.