Museo Sugbo, Cebu City

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Located in the once-upon-a-time Cebu jail, Museo Sugbo houses several galleries, showcasing artifacts from various periods of city’'s history. Go through the American-era or Spanish-era galleries where you can see photos, weapons, and letters, dating back to these times. In the World War II gallery, see the bomb that was dropped on Cebu by the American army. Other than war-related collections, learn about the Spanish-inspired architecture. Take a break at the onsite restaurant. Put Museo Sugbo into our Cebu City itinerary planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cebu City.
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  • As an American, this museum was especially important to visit. The exhibits surrounding the American occupation and WWII are heartbreaking and very informative. The halls detailing the history of the ...  more »
  • Not being a great fan of museums to start with one would have to be exceptional to keep my interest. This wasn't too bad with some interesting pieces.  more »
  • "Museo Sugbo" or Cebu Museum is a rather less known place to visit in the city compared to other tourist destinations. In fact, when I took a taxi to get there, the driver didn't even know where the p...  more »
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  • A good place to learn about Cebu's history. They need to add more galleries though, and work on the existing ones.
  • There's not a lot to see. There's not enough artifacts to whet ones curiosity about Cebu's history.
  • Beautiful place art qnd literature of the history where you can see
  • Beautiful place. Some exhibits could use a lot of work though.
  • Museo Sugbo is worth visiting. It will educate about Cebu and the Philippines history. The young student that guided us could use some more knowledge about her country's history. A more pro-Philippine display and information would instil more pride in the Pinoy. The information now is a bit too pro-America, while its role in Philippine history has not always been beneficial for the local people. But overall it was very good and educational. No lunchroom and comfort rooms could use some improvements,

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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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