Casa Gorordo Museum in Cebu City

 

The Casa Gorordo Museum was originally a house built in the mid 19th century by Alejandro Reynes Y Rosales and bought by Juan Isidro de Gorordo, a Spanish merchant, in 1863. Four generations of the Gorordo lived in this house, including Juan Gorordo, the firdt Filipino of Cebu in 1910-1932. Acquired in 1980 by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. The house was restored and currently became a public museum. The lower part of the house has walls of Mactan coral stone, which makes it deliciously cool in the middle of the day. The stunning upper-storey living quarters are pure Philippine hardwood, held together not with nails but with wooden pegs. The Casa Gorordo is a lifestyle museum that features the religious relics, paintings, antique furniture and other household items. The museum also displays modern-day art exhibits, ceramics, pottery and other cultural activities. Also found here are small and life-size statue of saints and figurines.

 

Casa Gorordo Museum is open from Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-6pm. Admission fee is P70 for foreigners, P40 for adults(locals) and P15 for students(locals).

 

HOW TO GET THERE

 

The best and easiest way is to ride a taxi to take you the place. The place is familiar to all taxi drivers.



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