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Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

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Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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A walk back in time

Great for history buffs and people who love antiques. The furniture and accessories have been well-preserved.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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San Pedro, Philippines
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San Pedro, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great for history buffs and people who love antiques. The furniture and accessories have been well-preserved.

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Horgen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This house has survived several centuries. It was first owned by an Chinese named Yap and his wife Doña Maria Florido. It is build in coral stones and wood. Every week-ends the owner Family (in the 8th generation Yap) sleeps over night in the house. As I have known and understand, the family is an artist and dancer family. And... More 

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Childers, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this attraction out of our travel guide and whilst it wasn't the highlight of our visit to Cebu City, it was a pleasant and interesting way to fill in an hour. The furniture and lay out of the house took you back to another time. Rare to be able to visit this type of history in the Philippines.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in culture an ancient architecture you have to visit the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. One of the preserved houses in the old Parian District. After you visited the house look for the Jesuit Museum just around the corner. You enter through a hardware store. The museum is another ancient house, that was discovered when the owner... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well preserved ancestral house that gives you an idea how the houses were like during the Spanish times.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a major historical resource and worth a visit - depend on yourself to sort through the mix of furnishings and objects to attain the real historical flavour. It's a fine historical house in its own right, but lacks the professional editing and simple construction maintenance to lift it into a higher realm of museum quality. Having said that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old houses brought eerie feeling. The house has been here for centuries and nobody, except for its resident, knew about its history. There's an eerie feeling that someone (from the past) might be watching while touring the house.

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pasay, philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oldest house and furnitures that I have seen. Very educational and worth looking at. Although it needs some repairs as it may collapsed due to old age.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit to this place gives someone a feeling of how a relative prosperous Cebuano Familu lived during the Spanish times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Spooky but interesting old house. My husband and I had fun taking scary photos. The floor at the 2nd floor is squeeky.

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