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“Melting pot of European and local antiques”

Casa Gorordo Museum
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Owner description: This museum looks at local life in the 1800s.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Melting pot of European and local antiques”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Really like this place. The structure is mad of coral stone and hard woods I have never come across before. The furniture has strong Spanish influences as well as touches from other European countries. The shutters are made of wooden frames with small panes of Mother of Pearl shells. The tools downstairs were interesting. I particularly liked a bench which has a small door in it. This is where guests bringing a gift of a chicken to the owner of the house could leave their offering while waiting! Nice well in the garden.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Katie S
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Cebu City, Philippines
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Its very historical...”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

It is good for the young generation to come here_its very educational. You will see a lot of historical stuff inside the Museum.
You can really feel how our great great grand parents lived before. I am amazed with the wooden stuff the they used to iron the clothes, the wooden glass, the palayok, the stones, the artworks, and the design of the house..its so cool, esp the material they used before__wow! very historic!

Visited July 2013
Thank Lee Den L
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Quezon City, Philippines
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Another place to include in your itinerary”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Just like the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, this place is also nice to visit if you're traveling to Cebu City. Actually, it is my second time to go here. The first time, we kind of hesitated to go inside because we were told that you are not allowed to take pictures. The second time, they already allowed picture taking but you can't use your camera flash. When we got in, it's like remembering your history classes in elementary as well as watching the movie, Rizal. The place was kept well intact. I loved each piece of furniture inside especially the big cabinets with mirrors on it. It is very vintage and classic. The whole place is big and spacious and I like how they kept it well maintained all these years.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank kikaikyut14
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Makati, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Very Good,, Put this Museum on your List”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This Museum is accurate and the young curator or guide will speak on the Family that lived there,,, showing how they lived on a daily basis,, the furniture , paintings and decorations for real,, We enjoyed this, and Pictures may be taken,,,Bonus! Cost,, about 1 dollar US,,,

Visited May 2014
2 Thank James W
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Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“An old house rich in history”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This Museum is an old house built in the middle of the 19th century, that used to be owned by the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu, Msgr. Juan Gorordo. When you enter this old house you can picture the lifestyle of the Filipino people during 19th century. Now it is a historical landmark in Cebu. It now houses many old furniture, paintings, and old and ancient relics. The Aboitiz Foundation that acquired the house from the Gorordo family, maintains the Museum and its surroundings. A minimal fee to maintain the upkeep of the Museum is required.

One such historical site that you need to visit in Cebu is the Casa Gorordo Museum.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank saint28daisy
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