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Centuries old house in Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines

 
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ultimatetravel's pictureby ultimatetravel review
added on 15th of May, 2009

My students in HRM and Tourism Management, my hubby and I went out to a Field Trip and visited one of the oldest houses in Parian (a place where the richest people in Cebu lived) as what I have remembered what my history teacher discussed before.

It was quite amusing try to have a glimpse of what has been considered as one of the preserved old houses here in Cebu. It was constructed within the 1600s-1700s and still up to now it is still standing tall within alongside the busy streets.

Too bad it was situated beside a concrete building. You can never feel the vibe of how people in the Philippines lived within the Spanish Era. All we saw there where different buildings, there were establishments and concrete houses too.

The house itself is full of culture and history that it can offer for me, my hubby and my students.

Around 3-4 centuries old house, quite interesting ain't it. The only question that popped out my mind is that how can such house withstand all the floods, typhoons and other natural calamities that came for the past centuries or so? A mystery ain't it? But as what the tour guide discussed, we found out that such house is constructed quite different than we do to our houses today.

Read more about Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home in my next article: Yap-San Diego Ancestral: The House

 

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The city is a center for enchanting art and culture. Many festivals held in the city are a reflection of the Spanish tradition, owing to the Spanish colonization that stayed here for many years. A lot of dances and musical shows along with visual arts are a part of the festivities. Instrumental concerts take place with bamboo flutes and guitars. The Sinulog festival is among the main festivals of the city. Held in January, this festival brings color and joy to the city and invites tourists to take part.Shopping Shopping in Cebu City is a major activity, which you can take up once you are there. Antiques, crafts and a number of unique... Read more »

 
 
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My tour in Yap-Sandiego, Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
My students and I waited for a few minutes for the tour guide whose name is Mr. Val San Diego, the owner of the house himself. While waiting for him, the guy who was sort of a caretaker (a relative perhaps) there told us to sign up the... Read more »

Yap-Sandiego, the treasure of Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
The Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home is referred to as "bahay na bato" which means a house made out of stone. Yes, the house was made out of stone but not just ordinary stone but "coral stones" and they used egg white to let... Read more »

Why to visit Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
This is the story of how my students, me and my hubby have gone to visit the house. I went to the different museums the day before our field trip. I tried to know the route and be familiar in going to the different museums for my hubby... Read more »

All you have to know about Fort San Pedro, Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
This is my personal review about Fort San Pedro. Place: It was clean, well-maintained and the place was full of green. The place was preserved very well and till now after all the flood, typhoon, strong winds and other disasters that... Read more »

Don't miss it while in Cebu City - May 30, 2009, by ultimatetravel
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