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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  • So hot, went by taxi from San Pedro is leisurely walking. Admission fee: 50 pesos. So much care has been, don't go up to the second floor and the room groaned. Housing itself is quite interesting.
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  • It feels though you are transported through time walking through the Yap Sandiego house. It is not a long stop, but the entrance fee was reasonable.  more »
  • I read about this ancestral home online, and it definitely did not disappoint when we visited last year. This historical structure is very well maintained and preserved. It really has stood the test o...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Definitely a must visit! There's really a lot to learn about Cebu's heritage and it's good to see old things preserved.
  • 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.
  • Heritage house, maintained in almost as is state. You are allowed to touch the artifacts, etc... Looks spooky though.

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Where to stay in Cebu City

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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