The Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is one in a triad of house-museums in the old Parian district of Cebu City. It dates from the 17th century and is thus one of the, if not the oldest continuously lived-in house in the country. As such it is a living museum. The other houses are Casa Gorordo and the Parian Museum, which is situation in a rather strange location, in a bodega.
The house has been lovingly restored and contains myriad antiques from the Spanish Colonial era. Try to be there when the owner Val Sandiego is around, he will give you a tour like no other. The house-museum is similar to other small museums in Europe and is a delight. Other museums like this should be encouraged, specially in Cebu, which was totally destroyed by American bombing during World War II.
Not to be missed.
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