Sunday, November 22, 2009

casa gorordo cebu city

just recently i've been traveling to Cebu city regularly for a day trip. even with a short time, i still had the chance to drop by some of the historical city spots that i've never been to. one of this is the ancestral house, Casa Gorordo.now a museum that kept some of the furniture from the Spanish colonial period. rehabilitated in the early 1980s and has been open to the public by the Aboitiz. originally built by Alejandro Reynes y Rosales and was later bought by the first archbishop of Cebu Juan Isidro de Gorordo.located in Parian, one of Cebu's oldest districts, on a place where one won't expect a museum to be situated. a small and narrow street with crowded houses that one can actually get lost even when they go there with a map.but in contrast to its environ, is a beautiful two-floor house with a garden lawn and bricked walkways. a small well in the lawn adds attraction to its lawn. a balcony with a roof covered with vines coming from the ground floor.the first floor has large rooms with a flooring of red stones and big wooden pillars. the second floor displays sets of antique furniture on a long hallway. a number of rooms with beautiful beds, a rocking chair on one side and age old clocks.though it is not as elegant as the La Cocina de Tita Moning, it has kept its charm. a small showroom on the ground floor is used for exhibits and another structure stands inside its compound which serves as a souvenir shop.this is one of the few remaining ancestral house in Cebu city and among the few house museums in the country. sad though, that among the many ancestral houses in Parian, only a few was restored.it is open from Mondays to Saturdays 9:00am to 12:00nn and 2:00pm-5:00pm with an entrance fee of P50 (as of this post). located at Lopez Jaena street. to avoid getting lost, i recommend one to take a taxi. taking of photos inside the museum is not allowed.

28 comments:

REDLAN said...

a day trip o cebu? Pwede ba? wishing well ba yan? hala baka may inihagis dyan na mga tao nung time ng mga kastila.

Maganda pa rin ang place. mini-maintain pa rin.

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

ganda ng place. ang saya gawing location for a movie.

Lawstude said...

never been there dom. most museums don't allow photos talaga. sayang, im sure maganda mga gamit dyan.

I am Xprosaic said...

Naku di ko ata napuntahan yan... jijijiji...

fufu said...

wow... didnt know that cebu has such nice ancestral house =p i only been to the downtown and the beach =p

PUSANG-kalye said...

dami kong namiss sa Cebu trip namin a. dibale, pagbalik ko don. must see dapat to. thanks Dom

btw. ns WPO kaba kagabi? pupunta kaba next week?

witsandnuts said...

Ang ganda! I've never been to Parian. Sana makabalik ako ng Cebu.

Pacey said...

A very familiar place...I used to live near the place when I still used to work at a very famous newspaper company there. :) Good to see the photos again. I didn't have one. It was still the age of...hahahah...

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

This house must have been very grand during its heyday. Hope you can post pictures as well of what's inside.

Chyng said...

I thought magkasama kayo ni Oman. Question, pano mo na-set na ganyang kalaki yung photos?

Skippyheart said...

ang ganda naman dyan!
at may well...pwede siguro mag wish dyan...sana magkato-totoo hehe! ;)

have a great week dong! =)

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carlotta1924 said...

that looks like a nice place to live in. so breezy :D

Pietro said...

Very pleasant place indeed. It's such a pity photos (even without flash?) inside the museum are not allowed.

Bengbeng said...

lovely place..no wonder no pics inside...pics not allowed..wat a waste of a great pic opportunity

luna miranda said...

oh, i was looking forward pa naman to your photos of the interiors.:p i planned of visiting Casa Gorordo the last time i was in Cebu but i got stuck in a gabfest.:p next time ulit.

Sidney said...

A one day trip to Cebu!?
Looks like a beautiful and interesting place.

docgelo said...

i already went to this place few years back. i suddenly miss cebu with your post.

bw said...

quite a large place. And they keep the place presentable too :)

Hilda said...

I remember going there more than twenty years ago, but I don't remember much about the house itself anymore. Don't you love the architecture that allows you so much privacy and peace even in the middle of a very busy street?

The Scud said...

did you get to pass by tc?

Mangyan Adventurer said...

Akalain mo 'yun.....

Well, ganun talaga mga museums... Parang wala nga nag-aallow ng picture picture sa loob...

Very green ang pictures... Hehe! Hangkyut!

Borneo Falcon said...

With so many trees and plants, this place must be cool in a hot sunny afternoon. Beautiful place too.

SandyCarlson said...

There are so many very grand palaces in your country!

Raft3r said...

i love ancestral houses
ewan ko ba
basta gusto ko lang sya talaga

btw, i got your email
sana matuloy kami
=)

nuts said...

sana ma-maintain mga ganito ancestral house. di pa ko nakapunta ng cebu. sayang, sana pwede mag photo sa loob.

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Itin said...

been here once kasi taga Cebu ako and it's a heritage site. such a spooky place but gorgeous!

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