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“Different era in an hour . .”

Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
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Private Full-Day Cebu and Lapu-Lapu Cultural Tour
Ranked #5 of 112 things to do in Cebu City
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“Different era in an hour . .”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Our family visited the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House last May 2012 as part of our 4- day vacation in the charming city of Cebu. Saw this place in the internet and decided to check it out. We rode a taxi to get to the place and requested the driver to wait for us (w/ extra charge) since we do not know the jeepney route to the place and back to the hotel.

It was actually a unique experience especially for my kids to be able to see and get inside a real century old Spanish-Filipino house. It was built 300 years ago!! Amazing . We were allowed to carefully touch the antiques inside, sit on the old wooden chairs and take a lot of pictures. Great short trip for the young and old. An hour or two will give you a lifetime journey back in time. .. . Have a great visit!

Visited May 2012
7 Thank APRIL8888
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Makati, Philippines
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“charming Spanish period ancestral house”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

I think it is a typical Spanish era colonial house that is worth the visit. This is only a few steps away Casa Gorordo, another ancestral house, and the Heritage of Cebu monument.

Visited June 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

At first I was scared to enter the house because it was like haunted house, and lots of antiques and lots of Santo Nino in every corner. But when the tourist guide already started to explain the History of it, It seems very interesting. I did not regret the day that I went to Cebu and visit one of the historical place like YAP- Sandiego Ancestral House

Visited February 2012
5 Thank emy a
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
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“The personal touch of the Yap Sandiego House”
Reviewed 23 May 2012

This ancestral house has more character than any of the other buildings in the area. The staff are very aware of its' features, the collections have such personal insights and the owner has contributed to the community atmosphere through building awareness of Parian history. It was definitely the highlight of my visit to CebuCity. Ask questions and you will be rewarded with information not found in any guidebook. Learn about the habits, architecture, style and basic way of life from 1600 to present. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2012
5 Thank BabeWithABackpack
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Cebu, Philipppines
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“Old ancestral home”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Gives you a glimpse of architecture centuries ago. Beautiful wooden floors.

Visited January 2012
4 Thank mchs1974
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