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Casa Gorordo Museum

Casa Gorordo © Joe Coyle
Casa Gorordo © Joe Coyle

The Casa Gorordo Museum was originally the home of the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu. Four generations of the Gorordo family lived in the house between 1863 and 1979. Today, the restored abode is a recreation of a typical, well-off Filipino home of the mid-to-late 19th century. Its furnishings include paintings, household items, antique furniture, and religious relics. Almost everything is authentic to the period. Most items lack labels, though this actually deepens the sense that visitors are exploring a genuine home, rather than a museum. Guided tours are sometimes available at the museum, but visitors should arrange their own if they'd enjoy a guide's commentary and they want guarantees. That said, just wandering the old house is fascinating. Visitors can buy small souvenirs on site.