Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Cebu City

Feel the creaking stairs and floors at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, one of the oldest wood residences in the Philippines. A family of Chinese merchants built this house in the 16th century using coral stones and wood. Restored in 2003, the structure retains much of its original roof and wall construction, serving as a private museum. The interior boasts carved antique furniture, chinaware, and statues of saints. Notice the huge mirror in the living room and a life-size statue of Santo Nino de Cebu. Work out when and for how long to visit Yap Sandiego Ancestral House and other Cebu City attractions using our handy Cebu City online route planner.
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  • We are surprise to see how the ancestral housevwas preserved. The tour guides were informative and accommodating. Nice place to visit whenever in Cebu city.  more »
  • Since you are in the metropolis already don’t forget to visit this ancestral house. It has an entrance fee which isn’t costly and you will be amazed to look around. Also, just beside the house is a...  more »
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  • This Ancestral house is so magnificent. I am so amazed, antiques are so great and well preserved. The History of the house generation is so unique. One of the must place to visit in Cebu City.
  • I liked the "authentic" feel of the house/museum but I felt that I wasn't entertained properly, perhaps because I was alone when I entered the house. They only talked to the other guests who were in groups. I just took photos and listened to some of the guides talking to the other guests then I went out. I guess they didn't notice me going out lol. Anyways if you're into antiques you'll appreciate the place.
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