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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Cebu City

(4.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Feel the creaking stairs and floors at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, one of the oldest wood residences in the Philippines. A family of Chinese merchants built this house in the 16th century using coral stones and wood. Restored in 2003, the structure retains much of its original roof and wall construction, serving as a private museum. The interior boasts carved antique furniture, chinaware, and statues of saints. Notice the huge mirror in the living room and a life-size statue of Santo Nino de Cebu. Plan to see Yap Sandiego Ancestral House and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cebu City trip itinerary builder.
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  • guest will have their name at the entrance and a staff will tour them around the house. explaining everything. I like the staff who toured us because he was so entertaining and explain everything in d...  more »
  • It's an ancestral home build 300+ years ago that's still being used today. Most of the structure and items are preserved. Easily spend 30 minutes here when you're in Cebu City. Entrance fee is 50 peso...  more »
  • Very old and exquisite place to visit. Impressed how they weer able to preserve the house and how they managed to still stay there once in a while.A truly good old house to visit 
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  • A nice stop over after seeing the Cebu Heritage Park. Small museum owned by a family which showcases collection of antiques and memorabilias collected by the family. Eerie but interesting. Those ladies dressed in old Hispanic dress was perfect for the ambience but was ruined by men who were wearing casual t-shirts and shorts. (I hope that was just an abnormal day :-) )
  • The place is wonderful and nicely preserve. Tour Guide was excellent helping is out with the picture taking
  • Kudos to the Sandiego family for understanding the historical value of this house, probably the oldest one in the Philippines still standing to date.
  • Urgently historical, with a palpable sense of warmth. The house is a time capsule of days of old and now maintained to showcase the rich crisscrossing of Cebu's multi-cultural past.
  • There is a unique feeling inside the house. It feels like you're cut away from the outside world and you are time-machined back to the Spanish Era. Its an eerie feeling, especially when you're going there alone. For their staff? I would say it has room for improvements. Imo, I find them not so accomodating although I give them points for wearing baro't saya - the national dress.