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“well preserved”
Review of 1730 Jesuit House

1730 Jesuit House
Ranked #9 of 113 things to do in Cebu City
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“well preserved”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

this place is worth a visit. you will surely get a glimpse of how life was like in ancient cebu. it has lots of antique materials & old treasures. everything is preserved properly & the property is well-maintained. good for history buffs.

Visited July 2013
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Worth seeing”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

This museum is in an odd location, actually located within a working warehouse, but I found it to be well worth the trip. Though the museum is not large and only takes less than an hour to see everything, it gave me the feeling of what life was like in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. The building is a restored house built by the Jesuits in 1730. The furnishings, however, are from the late 19th-early 20th centuries but they were still fascinating.
Our guide was courteous and knowledgeable about the history of the building and the Philippines. If you have a free afternoon in Cebu City and are interested in Philippine history I would recommend that you stop by. The Yap family ancestral home is right around the corner so you could combine a visit to the two museums in one trip.

Visited June 2013
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“Hidden treasure”
Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

Hidden inside a warehouse and not easy to find it's more than worth the search- and the wait because we came during lunchbreak and had to wait 20 minutes. We had the luck to get a private tour with the current owner. He knows everything about the interesting history of the house and has a passion about it which we could feel through his explanations. The tour took almost an hour and it was a pleasure chatting with him about all and everything. We definitly recommend a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Cebu City, Philippines
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“What a gem!”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Best time to visit would be early, when the place is still cool. We last visited this place during the Gabii sa Kabilin (last Friday in May). I would rate this museum second after Casa Gorordo.

Visited June 2013
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Mandaue, Philippines
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“A Real Treasure”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I never realized that within a concrete building (Ho Tong Hardware) in old Zulueta Street is a treasure chest worth discovering..an 18th century "balay nga bato" (stone house) which used to be the residence of the Jesuits in Cebu...The house gives you a quick glimpse of the lifestyle of the "ilustrado" during the Spanish Period in this Chinese quarter ("Pari-an District" ) right close to Calle Colon , the oldest street in the Philippines.....the size of the houses (there are actually two connected by a bridge), the items, the setting, the ambiance all speak of affluence yet simplicity during those colonial times.....I use to live in an old Spanish-style house in my childhood and visiting the place reminded me of the times when life was not as complicated as now....the place is a real cultural treasure

Visited June 2013
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