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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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Cebu City History

History-wise Cebu has a significant history that amuses every curious visitor. He, who asks about how the city has become the first Spanish colony and remained so for 333 years, will get his answer by journeying down memory lane. Cebu has an interesting metamorphosis from being a quiet fishing community to becoming a busy trading port in 1521. It’s interesting how it was called by merchants various names like Sugbu, Zebu, Zubu and Sebu. After Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovered the city and later planted a wooden cross, the townsmen started embracing the religion of Christianity. Magellan was commanded by Spain to explore... Read more »

 
 
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A 'must see' in Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
This is a review of Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home. Place: It was situated in a very odd area, a street with full of concrete buildings and houses. The house is near to a busy street where jeepneys, cars, and taxis always pass through. House:... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Memories about Fort San Pedro - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
First Visit: I remember when I was a kid, my parents decided to go to Fort San Pedro and have a visit there. So they tagged me along, that was the first time I saw my parents so sweet, like a date or something. I never expected that I... Read more »

Quick facts about Fort San Pedro - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
Real Name (in Spanish): Fuerza de San Pedro Total Area: 2,025 square meters Materials used in construction: stones and mortar Year of Construction: 1565 Built by: Spaniards Purpose: To stop the sieges of the natives as well as the Muslim... Read more »

 
 

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