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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. 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 Yap Sandiego ancestral house takes one back centuries to the Spanish colonial times. Well preserved (albeit dusty) religious statues adorn the basement and creaky steps lead one to the rest of the...  more »
  • We're very happy to have dropped by at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. In this modern city, it was pleasing to see a lot of antiques preserved in an equally maintained heritage house. The guide who assi...  more »
  • One of Cebu's historic houses, of which there are are three in close proximity: Casa Gorordo Museum and the 1750 Jesuit House, as well as this listing. All three are worth a visit. A tap Sandiego is l...  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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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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