Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Cebu City

#5 of 42 in Historic Sites in Cebu Island
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • The historic residence was constructed in the 17th-century featuring hand-carved furniture, art & a garden.  more »
  • The house was very “eye catching” so that you can easily spotted its building from the main street as you have to park your vehicle in another side of the street, since the main street was a bit...  more »
  • 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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