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San Diego-Yap House (Cebu City)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

Built during the late 17th century by the Chinese merchants residing in Pari-an. This was the house of Maria, Eleuterio, and Consolacion Yap. The eldest daughter, Maria Yap, later on married to Don Mariano Sandiego, a Cabeza de Barangay of Parian late 1880’s. At present, this ancestral house is in the custody of Mr. & Mrs. Val Sandiego. This house is currently undergoing renovation and outfitting for a museum. (Arnold Carl)

12 Responses to “San Diego-Yap House (Cebu City)”

  1. marconi said

    is there any photos at the interior? i like the house, its so historical and have great heritage.

  2. jdj said

    what is the exact address of this ancestral house? will visitors be welcome to visit?

  3. anne said


    my students are planning to visit the place when we go also to check the Casa Gorordo. How much is the entrance fee? what time does it open? and where exactly it is located?

  4. joan lagahid said

    hi you really wont’ regret coming to dis place dahil sobrang ganda… sa yap-sandiego 50.00 ung entrancew fee tpos sa casa gorordo nmn 40 for the adults tpos 15.00 nmn for the students… like sobrang dami nyo talagang makikita… =)

  5. andirhean said

    marconi, hi there should be lots of photos from flickr. you can just search yap-sandiego ancestral house or parian cebu.

    jdj, i am not sure of the exact address of the house but it is near the monument in downtown cebu. entrance is 50 pesos per person 🙂

  6. Issa H. said

    The exact address is 155 Mabini Street, Cebu City.

  7. Issa H. said

    The address was printed on the entrance stub given to us. which is 155 Mabini St, Cebu City.
    As of Dec. 2009 the entrance was still Php50. You can contact them on Tel. 515 9000. Of course bear in mind the area dialling codes. Hope this helps.

  8. […] then went to the Yap-San Diego house, the oldest house in Cebu. After paying P50, the tour guide showed us around the house. Some of the […]

  9. rona said

    the tour guide, which is very accommodating, assisted us to the house.

    it is the oldest house in cebu. built before the 1700..you will not regret coming to this place. it is like living in the chinese and spanish era. i never thought that there was a chinese looking sto.nino in the house. i tell you, you will never regret visiting the place. only 50 pesos for adults. very affordable.

  10. shein said

    Can anyone of you guys recommend us a tour guide there in Cebu..? We don’t have any relatives there and it will be our first time to go there. Thank you.

  11. Eri Berry said

    I remember bringing a Swiss guest to this quaint little house. The furniture and embroidery were the things that caught most of her attention. But I believe, the real surprise is in the bedroom though!

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