Casa Gorordo Museum

Casa Gorordo Museum information

Cebu City , Philippines
35 L Jaena St
admission P70
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Downtown, in a quieter residential area, Casa Gorordo Museum was originally a private home built in the 1850s and purchased by the Gorordos, one of Cebu’s leading families. The lower part of the house has walls of Mactan coral stone and the stunning upper-storey living quarters are pure Philippine hardwood, held together not with nails but with wooden pegs. As well as having Spanish and native influences, the house incorporates principles of feng shui, owing to the Chinese ancestry of Gorordo matriarch Donna Telerafora. Items on display include kitchen implements, antique photos and furniture. Ask to be shown the carrozza carriages parked outside.