Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Cebu City

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Yap Sandiego Ancestral House and other Cebu City attractions using our handy Cebu City online route planner .
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  • October 6, 2017
    A very interesting collection of well-preserved furniture and other items used by a family in Cebu. In the interest of continued preservation, perhaps something should be done to prevent leaks and wat...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    During history class we all go thru making projects that would involve making some reviews with some of the finest historical places in Cebu. Well we decided to visit this place. This place is so old ...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    Friends had taken me here as part of a tour of the city. The tour guide took so many pictures of our group so no one had to be left out. They gave us so much information but also did not rush us out t...  more »
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  • July 16, 2017
    One of the oldest residential houses in the Philippines. This house is over 300 years old. The entrance is 50 pesos. Bunch of old stuff (can touch it). Raining at that time. Cold and a little creepy inside. It's worth the visit
  • May 24, 2017
    It's located in the Parian district of Cebu. The house has been turned into a museum by the heirs. It costs about 50php for the entrance fee. I hope they will be able to rehabilitate and maintain it well. They need to preserve the place well. Since it's authentic, age and wear is showing up.
  • June 23, 2017
    Definitely a must visit! There's really a lot to learn about Cebu's heritage and it's good to see old things preserved.
  • July 15, 2017
    Amazed by how the house has aged through the years, how the place was preserved. A place to learn more about Cebu and its history.
  • June 26, 2017
    Heritage house, maintained in almost as is state. You are allowed to touch the artifacts, etc... Looks spooky though.

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