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. 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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  • With an English-speaking guide is the visit definitely quite interesting. This of course but also assumes that one can understand themselves somewhat better English. You can find a House like this otherwise in Cebu hardly, because really, it is detached from a forgotten time. An absolute must see if you are interested in history and ancient art.
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  • Locating this interesting venue is not the easiest, but make the effort - it's very unique and interesting, especially at the moment... the house was once the residence of the Jesuit superior who was ...  more »
  • Hidden gem! We heard about this place from a blog as a top ten place to visit in Cebu and we are happy we decided to check it out. We had a great tour and really enjoyed our stop at this unsuspecting ...  more »
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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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