1730 Jesuit House, Cebu City

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#7 of 11 in Historic Sites in Cebu City
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. To visit 1730 Jesuit House and get the most from your holiday in Cebu City, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cebu City day trip tool .
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  • My husband and I walked through rainy streets and nearly missed this hidden gem tucked inside a working industrial warehouse. Well worth the search as we were taken through an intertwined past of Chin...  more »
  • There's not much things to do in Cebu but you should have visited the old home in any case. Here are a few old estimated around and the whole House is preserved from earlier.
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  • Cebu's historical attractions, was the best. Note do not do evening. Comfortable, historic building in original furnishings that have been exhibited and felt that old life.
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  • So interesting. Hope you get a guided tour. Definitely check it out. Great piece of Cebu history at this old Jesuit house.
  • Very nice place to visit.. The owner also very welcome with great hospitality
  • Small but seeping with history and stories to tell. Let the ghosts of the past usher to you to an age where simplicity is the norm.
  • 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.

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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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