Casa Gorordo MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: No 35 Lopez Jaena, Cebu City, Philippines.
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +63-322555645
- Ticket Price: 75 PHP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Arts And Crafts
Casa Gorordo Museum - Review
Originally the private home of Juan Gorordo, Casa Gorordo is now a museum that portrays life of Spanish expatriates in Cebu. Full of antiques and old furniture, the house has stunning architecture and design. High ceilings give it an airy, spacious quality and the use of coral stone and wood gives the house a unique feel. The house was turned into a museum in 1980 after an elaborate restoration project.
How To reach Casa Gorordo Museum by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus stop: National Statistics Office, Sikatuna Street, Mj Cuenco Avenue.
Restaurants Near Casa Gorordo Museum
- Café Elysa
- Our Place Restaurant & Bar
- The Original AA Barbecue
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Things to Know Before Visiting Casa Gorordo Museum
95% of people who visit Cebu City include Casa Gorordo Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
46.78% of people start their Casa Gorordo Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Casa Gorordo Museum
71.24% of people prefer walking in order to reach Casa Gorordo Museum
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Casa Gorordo Museum, Cebu City Reviews
Very well-kept & organized museum house. Stepping inside seemed like I travelled back to the Spanish era. The local guide I s very well-versed and using an interactive wall, I got to see the old Cebu and the planning/arrangement in different eras of Philippine history. The memorabilia is well-kept and we enjoyed going through the different rooms in the class/house. The tour ends in the museum shop where you can buy souvenirs & Cebu food items.
Blast from the Past, The house was built by Alejandro Reynes y Rosales and was later bought in 1863 by a Spanish merchant, Juan Isidro de Gorordo. Four generations of the Gorordo family resided in the house from 1863 to 1979. I was here about four years ago. After some renovation ending Nov. 2017 they re-opened. They had engaged a restoration architect from Manila and the sophistication, level of finish, and attention to detail really shows - all without compromising the actual history the house and family. It's a beautiful place, and provides an excellent illustration of architecture adapted to the local environment - from original tree trunks supporting the house, to the various methods of ventilation and connection of indoor/outdoor spaces. Any island I visit in the Philippines I try to visit, and this is easily one of the finest presentations I have seen and experienced. Go.
Great place to visit for those interested in the Filipino lifestyle during the Spanish colonization era. After paying the entrance fee and entering the waiting room, you already get a free souvenir keychain and a booklet while children get an activity sheet for drawing and for "spotting the object" using stickers. From there, a well-versed tour guide will walk you through the house discussing the history of the rooms and the items inside. He also discusses the geographical changes of Cebu by era (particularly within the area) using a huge touchscreen TV. Not only that, a video presentation about the house architectural history is also shown. You can also have your picture taken and printed in black and white using traditional Filipino clothes with historical places as background using green screen. The tour ends at the souvenir shop and the cafe. Overall, a very worthwhile experience.
We stumbled upon this gorgeous house and historical building while walking around town and I'm happy we decided to go in. The basic adult entrance ticket is 120 pesos. The tour guides were very informative and nice. The house is beautiful and the tour ends with a souvenir shop and a coffee shop.
Impressed by the professional guide we had (Michael) as well as the layout of the museum. I grew up in Cebu but only got to see it last month when we visited the Philippines. The rich history of the home was well preserved. A must-see if you're into historical stuff!