Casa Gorordo Museum
Casa Gorordo Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Casa Gorordo is a house museum located in the historic Parian district of Cebu, the oldest city in the Philippines. Built in the 1850's, it lived through several important social changes that shaped modern Filipino identity. A tour of the house provides visitors insightful glimpses into the history of Cebu and the rich cultural heritage of Cebuanos. The museum is one of the Philippines' National Historical Landmarks.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Quevyn Adjutor Abuzo
    Cebu City, Philippines5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A trip back in time!
    One step inside this historical house and wondrous works, pieces and figures were displayed that encouraged appreciation on Cebu's/Philippine's culture and history. And while the colonial influence was apparent - certain ingenuity was also glaring. The place was well maintained and organized. Moreover, the upper floor is literally stepping out of a time machine!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 13, 2023
  • Kurt E
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place overall was fun to visit and there are good displays of cultural heritage.
    Its a lot of fun to go there. The tour guides are personable and kind. You are welcome to ask them questions regarding the historic house's architecture. On the bottom floor, there minature cars. The house was spacious enough for people. For food souvenirs there cafe is worth checking out.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Anna Karisa P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Casa Gorordo
    It is a Spanish-style building with good maintenance. It is full of antiques and can be said to be a big mess. You can see the various scenes of Spanish life here. This is a monument, and at the same time, it is also an oasis in Cebu City in the disorderly expansion of the city. There is also an interesting plaque showing some of the history of the place. It is within walking distance of Yap House and Cebu Heritage Monument. Recommended.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Reann G
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    throwback to the past ✨
    The guides were accommodating and kind even though we are just a local tourists. Though the place lacks light and description to certain things like old cards displayed with the sungka, the place still remained quintessential to what Cebu has mold into. I would recommend this place if you’re into Cebu’s History and to any kind of tourists that endeavors history and anthropology.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Gwyneth
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    worth visiting
    It was my second time coming back, and as always, I loved the museum because of its aesthetic artifacts displayed. But my concern was the creaking floors on the second floor every time we walked. But overall, it was an awesome experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Alyssa Therese G
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Casa Gorordo durinng the GSK 2023
    The place is nice, particularly its antique displays. They even had some engaging booths or displays outside the Casa during the GSK 2023. I think it would be better if someone would explain the displays and the museum's story. You better go on a regular day, without any big, just some tips.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Ly G
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Casa Gorordo Museum during the GSK 2023
    The place is nice, particularly its antique displays that were well-maintained. The place truly portrays the life of a family during the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines. But it would be better if someone will explain the displays and the story of the museum. Just some tips, better go on regular days without any big events.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Isabella M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Full of the beauty of old Cebu and interesting lessons to learn
    Very wonderfully maintained house with good exhibits both upstairs and downstairs. We were not able to avail of the audio tour when we visited however you could still learn a lot about life back then just by looking at all the old furniture and captions placed around the house. Plenty of nice photo taking spots and it is conveniently placed near a Bo's cafe if you want refreshment after.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Anna Theresse V
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A worthy experience
    One of the highlights of my visit was the museum's captivating focus on the blending of cultures in Cebu. As I explored the exhibits, I was amazed by the profound influences of Spanish, Chinese, and indigenous Filipino cultures that intertwined to shape the city's distinct identity. It was a remarkable fusion that reverberated throughout the museum, evoking a deep appreciation for the rich cultural tapestry of Cebu and its people. Casa Gorordo Museum truly is a hidden gem that will leave history enthusiasts and cultural explorers in awe. With its well-preserved artifacts, knowledgeable guides, and serene surroundings, it offers an unforgettable experience. I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to this museum for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the captivating history and vibrant culture of Cebu.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 16, 2023
  • Iona Fran D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    When my group of friends came to visit the museum, it was amazing; outside it was full of life with music playing and food vendors lining up on one side. Entering the museum was a trill with how the figures were preserved and set up for maximum viewing pleasure. On the other side of the room, there were old tools on display as well as statues of Jesus. When going up to the second floor of the museum, it made me feel as if I was on the set of Maria Clara at Ibarra. The rooms were amazing and were filled with well-preserved antiques. It was truly a wonderful experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 16, 2023
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thomas f
Cebu Island, Philippines156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Upon arrival my group was cordially greeted. We decided for a guided walk through. Dilfer gave a very informative 35 minute talk the history of the house. Afterwards we enjoyed a snack at the cafe. All of us were impressed with our visit.
Written February 17, 2024
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elrich jeshua p
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Casa Gorordo Museum's captivating stories came to life with a tour guide who made history fun! Engaging narratives, a delightful blend of nice and interesting. Me and my friends we Highly recommended! 🏰📖 #CasaGorordoAdventure"
Written December 8, 2023
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Elrich P
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The museum was nice i had alot of fun the tour was cool and many stories and cool things alot of maps
Written December 8, 2023
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Rod Bryan E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
My friends and I took a tour at the museum, and it left me grateful at the opportunity to finally explore the multiple histories of Cebu in various aspects, through different kinds of media. The place is great -- the ambience is cool, the visuals are intriguing, and the ventilation is suitable enough for us to immerse ourselves with the experience. I definitely learned a lot, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about so many things within the museum (and was very receptive with our questions throughout the tour). I'm definitely planning to come back at some point in the future to take some of my other friends here.

Somewhat unrelated, but I wish there were more food and beverage options than the ones offered outside (Bo's Coffee), especially options that were catered to more Filipino/Cebuano tastes with more locally-sourced materials.
Written December 8, 2023
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Catherine Gabri... D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The tour we had at Casa Gorordo was a pleasant way to glance at history with cultural perspectives. Our tour guide was also enthusiastic in answering curious queries. We had the best time imagining ourselves living in the house back in the day for we loved how authentic the vibes were. We took pictures every stop but did not forgot about learning about each artifacts each room has, or the purpose of each room for. Overall, it was an awesome experience. Take note, the whole Casa is not air conditioned only the ground floor, so bring your own cooling gadgets cause it gets hot especially if you're on tour with several people.
Written December 8, 2023
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Leica D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
When we first stepped foot into the museum, we were awed by how the house and artifacts have stood the test of time—witnessing the Spanish, American, and Japanese colonial periods and now the modern era. Everything, from the architecture to the antiques, had a story to tell.

Additionally, the tour guide who led us throughout the museum was very engaging and enthusiastic, which made our visit all the more memorable. He told us about how this house is tied to Cebu's history. He also listened to all of our questions and answered them sincerely and eloquently. Overall, our trip to the Casa Gorordo Museum was a very insightful and educational experience.
Written December 8, 2023
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Zaimina Yra
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Embarking on this tour deepened my appreciation for our culture, unraveling captivating stories that left me thrilled and curious. The preservation of the house, together with the tour-guide’s comprehensive and professional narration, allowed me and my group to gain profound insights into its rich history and significance. We're excited to return soon, and to delve even further into the cultural treasures we discovered.
Written December 8, 2023
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Hendrix S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
It has plenty of historical artifacts
SO VERY WONDERFUL
SUPERB AS I SAY !
I highly recommend the future visitors to go there.
Written December 8, 2023
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Miguel Antonio R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Despite the humble size of the museum, the attractions, history, and the people who managed the museum were all wonderful. The moment you'd step into the grounds of the museum, you'd be immediately greeted by the history of the place. Inside is much better where it supported somewhat of a story involving the past owners of the place. The rooms and the antiques that sit within it are clearly well kept and cared for. Goes to show that the curators that work within the grounds care about the history this place brings and wish to teach others what story they have hidden within the tiniest of cracks within each antique.
Written December 7, 2023
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Judd Barney C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Visiting Casa Gorordo Museum was truly an insightful and moving experience for me. I like visiting and discovering relics of the past and this tour gave me a new perspective of how the history of the Philippines, specifically Cebu. the tour showed a glimpse of the past that we are aware of but dont bother to recognize. visiting museums and historical places helps us recognize the beauty of our past that enables us to develop a more perceptive Filipino identity
the Casa Gorordo Museum was a very nice place to recommend to tourists. It contains important artifacts and objects that are rarely seen in any place today. The objects inside were properly taken care of, organized, and are still in their mint condition. looking at them really takes you back in time and makes you imagine what it was like in the past. the tour was also a very stimulating experience as we walked around the museum. the tour guide was jolly, approachable, easy to talk to, and perceptive, and he sure know his stuff about history. It made me realize that we should really have someone who actually knows the history of the places we're visiting in order to absorb and understand the essence and importance of the place.
Overall, I give the museum a 10/10, the tour guide a 15/10, and whole experience after visiting a 100 points. It was a very valuable and worthwhile experience
Written December 6, 2023
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