Cebu City: Ancestral Houses to Visit

Here are some of the ancestral houses turn museums in Cebu City that you can explore. There’s more around Cebu, but I find this three convenient to visit, interesting, and it gave me a clear picture of the kind of life the families lived during those centuries.

So many antiques around the house from giant images of Roman Catholic Saints to appliances and house furniture. And OooH EemM Gheee, all their dining sets are to die for, if only it can fit it into my bag I guess I already took one since they have more than one dining set on each house. I think it’s a thing back then, more dining area more fun. The beds, lights, kitchenware, living areas and more are all equally exquisite.

If you decided to visit one of these ancestral houses, why not visit them all since they are just walking distance away from each other.


Location: 155-Lopez Jaena corner Mabini St., 6000 Parian, Cebu City
Operating Hours: 9AM to 6PM daily
Entrance Fee: Php50/head
Contact: (032) 514-3002, 514-3003, 253-5568

I did feature this house on my previous post.


1730 JESUIT HOUSE (MUSEO DE PARIAN, built in 18th Century)

Can you spot the vintage jukebox? 

This was used for filming back then. WOW!

Location: Zulueta Street, Parian, Cebu City
Operating Hours: 9AM to 7PM, Monday to Saturday
Entrance Fee: Php50/head
Contact: +63 935 998 4966


CASA GORORDO (Built in 19th Century)

The vintage Turntable, I want!!!


Location: No. 35 Lopez Jaena Street, in Parian, Cebu City
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Entrance Fee: Foreign tourists pay Php70 for adults and Php50 for students. Local tourists pay Php40 for adults, Php15 for college students, and Php10 for high school and elementary students.
Contact: (032) 418-7234 loc 532.

All I can say is that, the families who owned these houses were not poor during their era.


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