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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  • Rojo Tapiador
    Pasig, Philippines40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best museum experiences I had.
    One of the best museum experiences I've had so far. What set it apart was the tablet they will lend you (in my case I was reminded by the guard to get one since I'm halfway already when they noticed I don't have one) which serves as your personal tour guide which is played by one of the residents (reenactment) of the old house.v The ground floor is air-conditioned and was okay. But going up the 2nd floor, you will get to experience what the early Cebuanos (the rich ones at least) experienced during their time. No Air-conditioning but lots of windows and ways to cool down. I really felt like I was taken back in time every room I enter while playing the appropriate voice and video caption per area of the house. The narration and stories really get me connected to the house as I take every step to every corner. Lastly, my enjoyable visit would not be possible if not for the kind and professional staffs, specially kuya Guard. Will definitely come back here withy family.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Eivry-Laurenne Berndt
    Leipzig, Germany2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most organized historical museum in Cebu City with its professional tour guide and staff!
    The lady tour guide, Kai, entertained me and my friends on a hot Friday afternoon. She explained the history of the house detail by detail and was patient to carefully explain the fine chinawares especially the Japanese geisha cup which amused us! The guard at the second floor was also kind to take our picture every angle of the balcony. We personally recommend Kai to be your tour guide and ask the guard upstairs for pictures! The facade of the house gives you its then-Spanish period vibes, what also amazed us was the vines that blooms once a year...we will definitely be back to see it next year! Over all, the museum and its staff from front desk, to tour guide, to all the artifacts which was perfectly curated and well chosen, to the guard and the lovely garden! Kudos, Casa Gorordo!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Dorothy Castaniaga
    Cebu City, Philippines1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Casa Gorordo: A Glimpse of the Past
    The historical experience in this museum was very mesmerizing. It was like we teleported back in time. The tour guide was very accommodating and friendly throughout the tour experience, and enlightened us with the culture shared by the Gorordos. We could have enjoyed more if the air-conditioners were enough to combat the heat, especially since we were all packed inside. I would also recommend having special discounts for students for it to be affordable for them.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 November 2023
  • Guide18705935111
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Engingeering Students take a Trip Back in Time
    The tour was fun and very informative. We learned a lot about the Gorordo family and various artifacts that were influence by different periods of Philippine history. The tour guide was very accomodating and knowledgable. 100/10 highly recommend!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 November 2023
  • James Robert L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discovering Heritage at Casa Gorordo
    University of San Carlos - Talamban Campus Course: Grp 34 - Readings in Philippine History Our visit on the 18th day of November 2023, captivated and greatly impressed us with the rich history and cultural significance encapsulated within its walls. We, as guests, are taken back in time by the skillfully restored architecture and antique furniture, which create an immersive environment that brings history to life. It is admirable how much care has been taken to preserve the house's authenticity, which lets tourists or visitors enjoy the splendor of the past. The tour guide significantly enhanced our visit with his exceptional knowledge, enthusiasm, and engaging storytelling about the past. His expertise and communication style made the tour a memorable journey through time. We highly acknowledge the guides for their dedication to maintaining and sharing the cultural legacy of the property.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 November 2023
  • Kelly Grace Y
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool experience
    It was a cool experience to see how cebu was like in the Olden Times. The things used to survive like making rice and chocolate, the beds where people use to sleep since there were no foams before and many other insightful things can be experienced through this one hour tour. I am also grateful to the tour guide that he accomodated me and my fellow friends.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 November 2023
  • Sylyn Lois S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit!
    The museum visit was a 10/10 experience. The exhibits were thoughtfully curated, providing a comprehensive and engaging exploration of various historical periods. From the informative guides to the visually stunning displays, every aspect contributed to an enriching and enjoyable visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 November 2023
  • Joleannah Vanes... L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Casa-Gorordo RPH
    The trip was amazing! The scenery was very solemn and neat, the staffs were very nice, our guide, most especially. He had a way with the crowd that engaged us to be more curious as the tour progressed. The artifacts within/present truly monuments to how much Cebu has changed and the life of the people who lived there. It was a comprehensive yet engaging way to learn more about our history.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Anton Isidore A
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    RPH USC Trip w/ friends
    Our trip to Casa Gorordo Museum in Cebu was a captivating exploration of its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture and rich history. We were transported to the 19th century through rooms filled with period furniture and engaging historical displays. Knowledgeable guides shared stories about the Gorordo family, making the visit both educational and entertaining. The lush gardens provided a serene contrast to the urban environment. We admired how the museum preserved the physical structure and cultural heritage of the region. Overall, it was a unique opportunity to connect with Cebu's past, sparking our curiosity about local history and culture.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Hube Angelo A
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    RPH MUSEUM VISIT
    Casa Gorordo Museum was a captivating historical gem. We got the chance to have a glimpse into the rich heritage and lifestyle of the Philippines history of Cebu during the Spanish colonial era. It was well-preserved architecture and the artifacts that we saq provided a very interesting journey back in time.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 November 2023
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Dorothy Castaniaga
Cebu City, Philippines1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The historical experience in this museum was very mesmerizing. It was like we teleported back in time. The tour guide was very accommodating and friendly throughout the tour experience, and enlightened us with the culture shared by the Gorordos. We could have enjoyed more if the air-conditioners were enough to combat the heat, especially since we were all packed inside. I would also recommend having special discounts for students for it to be affordable for them.
Written 16 November 2023
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Judd Barney C
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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 6 December 2023
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beatriz a
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Casa Gorordo Museum is an engaging house museum offering a glimpse into the cultural and historical heritage of the oldest city in the Philippines.

Even though the museum is modest, its quality more than makes up for its lack of size, with its highlight pieces being furniture and relics from the Spanish colonial era.

Additionally, the staff at Casa Gorordo Museum, especially our tour guide, is knowledgeable and very approachable. Even if getting to the museum is quite difficult, the ambiance is still perfect for peaceful exploration.

I would suggest however that in order to give tourists somewhere to relax as they wait for their turn to tour, the museum could also think about adding extra seating places within its vicinity.

All in all, the museum tour was educational and enjoyable! My classmates and I had a lot of fun. For those interested in learning more about the rich culture and history of Cebu, I heartily recommend visiting Casa Gorordo Museum.
Written 29 November 2023
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Joaquin Miguel G
Cebu City, Philippines1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The house and the antiques were preserved well. Additionally, the period furniture, household items, and decor really add to the overall ambiance of the museum and enhances the experience that you will have. Would recommend this museum if you are interested in the history of Cebu and it's culture. The museum gives an interesting glimpse into the daily lives of locals at the time.
Written 18 May 2023
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Stella B
Ormoc, Philippines2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Casa Gorordo is a museum located at the heart of Cebu City. We visited the museum during our Gabii sa Kabilin event. There were a lot of people in the museum and yet, the staff handled the crowd professionally as there were lines and a clear area on where to enter and exit the museum. The museum was full of wonderful artifacts, from history to religion, and we really had a great time there. The balcony of the museum feels like we’re living in the past, just like the women in the past waiting for their lovers to make harana. There was also a Bo’s coffee where people could sit and have a good time after visiting. Balik batik was also there and we got to try on filipinianas and take great pictures. All in all, it is indeed a must visit when touring in Cebu City.
Written 19 May 2023
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Anna Theresse V
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
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.
Written 16 May 2023
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Marben C
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The Casa Gorordo Museum offers a captivating journey through Cebu's colonial history. The well-preserved ancestral house showcases a blend of Spanish and Filipino influences, providing visitors with a glimpse into the past. Knowledgeable guides enhance the experience by sharing intriguing stories behind the artifacts and architecture. Whether you're a history enthusiast or just curious about Cebu's cultural heritage, Casa Gorordo Museum is a must-visit gem. My only dissatisfaction was that the clearances of the walkways were too small. It could be too crowded if many people visit the museum, potentially hindering visitors' enjoyment of the experience.
Written 30 November 2023
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Anjelli Jein
Badian, Philippines5 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Solo
I'm a Filipino and I just fell in love with this place. The guide is very knowledgeable and humorous and she's a college student! I can tell she will be successful with just how articulate she speaks. I get to learn so much of how we lived before. I will definitely come back with friends next time.
Written 11 February 2020
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Grace Joy O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
One of the highlights of Casa Gorordo Museum is the well-preserved courtyard, featuring a charming garden and a well. This outdoor space adds to the overall ambiance and allows visitors to appreciate the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings. Casa Gorordo Museum in Cebu is a must-visit for history enthusiasts and those interested in Filipino culture. It provides a fascinating journey through time, showcasing the legacy of the Gorordo family and offering a deeper understanding of Cebu's heritage.
Written 18 May 2023
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Shiloah Brook M
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The museum is like a real-life time machine, transporting visitors to the past through its meticulously preserved artifacts, including furniture and personal belongings of a Cebuano family that once lived there. Despite being crowded, it serves as an excellent destination for those fascinated by the lives of families during the colonial era. The museum stands out with its beautiful preservation and organized exhibits, allowing visitors to fully appreciate the cultural and historical significance of the displayed items. However, it can get a bit hot inside, possibly due to the large number of people present. Nevertheless, the museum's immersive experience and attention to detail make it a worthwhile visit for anyone interested in delving into the life of a Cebuano family from the colonial period.
Written 18 May 2023
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