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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Cebu City

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 360+ 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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  • The house itself is very old. You can learned about how the people back then live and the things they used. Its amazing how the owner of the house have reserved its ancestral furniture/s. You can walk...  read more »
  • One of the oldest buildings in Cebu. An interesting little Museum on the way to Heritejdž Park. Mostly a collection of antique family supplies.
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  • Enter this home and how to go back in time. A House of nobles once own the Chinese and now the Philippines
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  • 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.
  • Great place to chill out after the Jesuit House, very nice, still in use furnitures. A quick flash how a house look like in Cebu in the old times! Still owned the same family, they using it occasionally. Lady at entrace very pretty in traditional dress :)
  • Nice 17th century house. Still well preserved and have some antiques furnitures in display.
  • Really nice experience and feels like you are stepping back in the 17th century
  • The house where well maintained and lots of old stuff.
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