With its coral stone first floor, Philippine hardwood second floor, lush lawn, and elegant woodwork, the Casa Gorordo Museum is an oasis of calm in bustling Cebu City. The house-museum occasionally hosts cultural events, but most travelers visit as part of a guided or self-guided tour of historic Cebu. A range of different tour packages are available, all with multimedia guide: Under-12s enjoy a fun activity sheet. Live guides are also available.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Casa Gorordo Museum is a must for history buffs and architecture fans.
- Be sure to stop by the café for a “sikwate” (Cebu-style hot chocolate).
- Casa Gorordo is not wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Casa Gorordo Museum sits in the heart of Cebu City, in an area that was once Cebu Chinatown. It’s a stone’s throw from the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, just minutes from the Colon Obelisk, and under a 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) walk from the port where Bohol boats arrive. Many travelers prefer to book a tour rather than piece together jeepneys and taxis.
When to Get There
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, but closes on Mondays. Cool and calm, it’s a great spot to beat the midday heat.
Historic Sights to See in Cebu City Cebu City is home to two fascinating house-museums: Casa Gorordo, built in the Spanish fusion style, and the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, built from wood by Chinese merchants around 1680. Other don’t-misses include Fort San Pedro, an 18th-century fortress with a history dating back to the 16th century, Magellan’s Cross, supposedly planted by the 16th-century explorer, and the Basilica del Santo Niño, home to a sacred statuette.
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