1730 Jesuit House, Cebu City

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#6 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. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    Need a look into Cebu's past, come on over. We were guided by Christian whose storehouse of knowledge is full of goodies. The influences of Chinese, Spanish and the Americans are reveled here. Current...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    4/5 for the house, 1/5 for the tour of the house. I thought the house was famous because it was the first Jesuit House in the Philippines. However, the tour guide spent the entire tour showing us Chin...  more »
  • June 16, 2017
    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 »
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • January 18, 2017
    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.
  • August 31, 2016
    This unique museum setup tucked inside a warehouse, after wading your way through hardware stuff a centuries old coral stone building will greet you.
  • October 4, 2016
    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.
  • August 16, 2016
    If you are into history and old stuff, you should visit this old-big but nicely preserved house.

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