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Jumalon Museum

Citrus Butterfly © George Parrilla
Citrus Butterfly © George Parrilla

The late lepidopterist, Professor Julian Jumalon, created this private institution, which is part museum, art gallery and miniature nature reserve. It houses his impressive butterfly collection, as well as the art he produced. Visitors usually gravitate towards the collection of unusual mosaics, which are made up of butterfly wings and depict scenes and people from Cebu. That said, the outdoor section is ordinarily rated as the attraction's highlight, where many live specimens flit about. The garden is full of plants that attract butterflies. Some species have been released into the grounds, while others have been bred in captivity. Travellers will find guides on hand. Tours are free, though tips are appreciated.

Website: www.jumalonbutterflysanctuary.com