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“warehouse in deguise”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of 1730 Jesuit House

1730 Jesuit House
Ranked #9 of 111 things to do in Cebu City
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Cebu City, Philippines
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“warehouse in deguise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

This place is a warehouse now but the tour is incredible!! The pretty girl who gave us the tour knew what she was talking about and answered all our questions with no doubt. Besure and take your camera the flash will bring out the beauty of a lot of the wooden carvings that you can't see with the naked eye. Not far from the giant sculpture on the corner and Gerodo house is on the street parallel to this one. Great place to see!!

Visited November 2013
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“Old House”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

granted the house was built in the 1700 and very nice house for the day to me it was just old house full of stuff.

Visited April 2013
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Saijo, Japan
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“Bring yourself back to 18th century Cebu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Oldest surviving stone house in the Philippines and verified by historians at that! This singular title alone should put this house on the highest level of historical significance in the Philippines.
Developed and cared for by concerned history buffs educated in Jesuit schools, this secluded house is overflowing with history as it is. More archival research and site excavations will surely reveal more stories that can further enrich the experience of the visitor to this house. As such more professional help from historians, social scientists and archivists would be needed to bring out more colorful stories on top of the colorful past already unearthed in its midst.
This place is apparently on soft opening yet so a few things are not yet in place like guides and signage but when everything will be ready I believe this place will rank among the top attractions in the city considering its rich historical background and continuing upgrading. It is a fine example of private sector initiative in developing museums and for giving back to the general community. Without doubt, a good management will turn up a project that is self sustaining and well maintained that is lacking in most government-run projects.

Visited January 2013
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“Very interesting, blink-and-you-miss it house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

An 18th century house hidden inside a dark warehouse, Jesuit House is a unique place. We had a very insightful tour with the man responsible for restoring the property, which shed light on the area's long history and the building's renovation efforts. Hope one day the warehouse will be moved elsewhere and the whole area restored to its original state.

Visited September 2013
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“well preserved”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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