Originally a private home, Casa Gorordo Museum is considered among one of the best preserved wood-and-stone house built in the 1850s. The museum showcases, paintings, religious relics, ceramics and antique furniture. It also displays traditional Filipino home and modern art exhibits. Life-size statues of saints are an added attraction in the museum. The museum is maintained by Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc and the landmark provides an insight into the Cebuano lifestyle.
Alejandro Reynes y Rosales built the house in the 1850s. It was later bought by a Spanish merchant in 1863. Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) bought the house in 1980 under their Cultural Heritage Program. In 1983, it was opened as a museum. The house was declared as a National Historical Landmark in 1991.
The museum is a two- story house with the lower part built with coral stone blocks and terra-cotta roof tiles. The upper-storey is made with pure Philippine hardwood, held with wooden pegs.
· Cebu City, No. 35 Lopez Jaena Street, Barangay Parian.
· The Museum is open to the public from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on Mondays and national holidays.
The Casa Gorordo Museum offers educational tours and activities like history lectures and art exhibitions.
For foreign tourists the entrance admission is PhP70 for adults and PhP50 for students. The rates for local tourists are PhP40 for adults, PhP15 for college and school students and PhP10 for elementary school students.
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