Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Cebu City

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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  • Only those who likes history will enjoy this place. They got good ancient collections though nothing fancy really. The place has this haunted feelings obviously since everything in it are ancient but ...  more »
  • Stopped by after the Heritage of Cebu monument since it was just down the road. The house is very old, about 300 years old, and made entirely of wood, most of which is the original. The entrance fee c...  more »
  • Here you can see a historic home of the San Diego Family from the 1600s to present day. Passed from one generation to another. You will see items belonging to the family from early times till late. It...  more »
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  • One of the oldest houses in the Philippines. The guide told us that this place is more than 320 years old. Staffs are nice and friendly. Entrance fee is P50.00. You can take photos and touch everything except for the chairs in the dining area.
  • It's full of historical stuff. The ticketing staff wore a super cute clothes. Enterance fee is 50 pesos. You can sit in the chair, playing piano, and many more. The smell of this house was not really good. Super understandable because it's an old house.
  • its a Chinese-Filipino house with a disparate collection of various housewares from Spanish colonial times up to early 20th century showing what its like to live during those days. unfortunately, the collection is quite mixed up in terms of the time origin and is not curated very well as admitted by the in-house guide himself. entrance is cheap, and you can take all photos you want and interact with things. just dont break them 😀
  • historical heritage preserved by generous family for appreciation of people historically inclined.
  • This place will give you an idea what life looks like way back 300 years ago

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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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