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1730 Jesuit House, Cebu City
(4.4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I was insisting on visiting this place, and despite the rain that day, I'm glad we did. The fact that this little treasure is inside a busy modern warehouse is a novelty in itself. The curator Pipoy w...  more »
  • I went here alone and got probably the best tour I've ever gotten anywhere by one of the curators. Super informative about the history of the house and about Cebu in general. The house itself is quite...  more »
  • Came here after reading reviews on trip advisor, wasn't sure what to expect. Arrived at lunchtime, business reopens at 1ish, not a problem all the workers outside chilling. The house is at the back 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.