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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Cebu City

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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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  • You have to pay the entrance fee upon arrival and they will give you a shoe cover. Be careful as the floor on the 2nd floor is made of wood and it's very slippery when you have a foot cover because it...  more »
  • The house is really old and beautifully eerie. You can find great antique gems there from an old telephone to an old style four-post canopy bed. My favorite was the old radio on the second floor. Howe...  more »
  • To find it just have a look behind old fire station near lapu lapu monument , this is old worldly charm at its best of how the early Spanish families lived in Cebu city they have preserved all the old...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice but small place next to the heritage memorial. It costs 50 peso and you can see a house and furniture from the colonial era, this place is really authentic, but you don't have to count in a lot of time for it
  • Beautifully preserved Spanish era ancestral home.
  • One of the oldest houses in the Philippines. It was built during the 17th century. It is indeed a national treasure that needs to be preserved.
  • Amazing! A great fun guide too