14 October 2013

Bohol-Cebu Chronicles: Yap Sandiego Ancestral House


Also part of our Cebu City tour was a visit to one of Philippines' oldest surviving residential structures — the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House.

 Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

Built in the late 17th century, the current owners now are the 8th generation Yap-Sandiego Clan. Below are some of the many Sto. NiƱo images I found in the house.

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

95% of the materials in this house is original so you can really see the centuries old wood and blocks of stones used to build this house.

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
Dining room

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
Living room

The house is open to the public  everyday from 9am to 6pm. Antiques owned by the family are displayed in every corner of the house.

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

Upstairs are more antiques...

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
 glasswares

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
vases 

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
lakas maka-shake rattle n roll 

Found on the second level is the master's bedroom. According to the guide, the owners stay here during weekends which explains why there is an air conditioner and fridge. No offense to the owners but I wouldn't spend the night here.

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

I can't remember seeing the man at my back when we were there. But anyway, I didn't feel anything when I saw this photo so I guess he's not a ghost. Hehe.

Before leaving, we also checked out the garden which has a wising well.

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

I got bored on this part of the tour. Great to see part of history but there's nothing much in there. Maybe because I was already itching to buy pasalubong or I'm really not into antiques.

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