Casa Gorordo Museum

Casa Gorordo Museum, Cebu City: Hours, Address, Casa Gorordo Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Casa Gorordo Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This museum looks at local life in the 1800s.
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Albert Chan Paran
Cebu City, Philippines610 contributions
Location Shoot at Casa Gorordo
Jan 2021 • Business
Last week, I received a message from my fellow actress, mommy Doris Banaynal on Messenger that I'll be a part of the cast of the upcoming promotional and educational video of Casa Gorordo Museum, which is owned and managed by Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI) under the Culture and Heritage focus area since when it opened to the public in the year 1983. I was thrilled to shoot again after almost a year of community quarantine and this is my first film project in this brand new year 2021. A good start for my year.

We are asked to dramatize and reenact the traditional "pamamanhikan" or "pamalaye" in the Philippines during the eighteen-hundreds of the 19th century. This is usually a formal occasion when the man together with his family members formally asks the woman’s hand in marriage in front of her parents, grandparents and the rest of her family.  Casa Gorordo is the perfect setting of a colonial era house which is known as "balay na tisa" (house with tiled roof) during the Spanish occupation in the country located in the historical district of Parian near Colon Street (the oldest street in the Philippines).

We have to wear the national dress like the traditional Barong (an embroidered long-sleeved formal shirt for men) and  Filipiniana dress/traje de mestiza (a traditional dress for women) to depict the time period in history.

I realized it was my first time to get inside the museum. I'm not even aware of the history of the house, but because of the guidance of our script writer-researcher, Mr Renren Tabada Alatraca, we learn to appreciate its interesting facts and trivia that open our senses during the entire shoot. It made us understand the background story of the house that we can apply in our performance as actors as we play each character effectively.

The museum observed the strict health protocols for the staff, the crew and the cast to follow. We're told to shoot our scenes by batches. Some actors in the other batch weren't with us during the shoot and it was quite a challenge for us to act as if they're with us.
Written 23 January 2021
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FireHot G
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Very Old Museum well maintained
Jan 2020
Its an old museum . An example of a Spanish inspired house which showcase also indigenous materials from Cebu.. If do visit the place, visit also other museums just near by
Written 22 July 2020
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Marty
Cebu City, Philippines380 contributions
Interesting Cebu Historical Museum
Aug 2019 • Solo
This was the third time I’ve visited inside Casa Gorordo Museum ... since for now retiring from Australia 🇦🇺 here in Cebu City 🇵🇭 2 years ago

Casa Gorordo Museum ... is another interesting Historical Cebu House Style Museum ... found downtown from Colon St , very near the magnificent Cebu Heritage Monument & impressive Yap-San Diego Ancestral House ( this ancestral house is another museum )

Entrance fee - P120 ...
• apart from an informative guided tour & 10 min history video ( this video can be shown in some different languages )
• you also receive a information booklet about the Casa Gorordo & a nice sovereign shell key ring

This informative , 2 floor well air-conditioned Museum was interesting to look around ( even with the guided tour ) ... it was like walking back in time , through someone personal home 😃 & their lifestyle

The Casa Gorordo house was built in the 1850’s & occupied by the Gorordo Family in 1863

Attached to the museum
• there’s also an upstairs Tourist Shop ... that features products that are inspired by Filipino Cultural Heritage
• below at ground level , there’s a small comfortable cafe
- Iced American Coffee - P100

On the Museum grounds , is an open kept garden area

Casa Gorordo Museum is open
Tues - Sun
9am - 5pm
Written 7 March 2020
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Michael H
Basingstoke, UK10 contributions
Excellent guided tour provided
Feb 2020
Although rather tucked away it is worth the hunt. An elegent mansion furnished in some style that has been tastefully restored to provide an introduction to colonial Cebu downstairs and an insite into domestic life of wealthy merchants in the prewar era. Very good guided tour provided by knowledgable and enthusiastic guides.
Written 29 February 2020
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Anjelli Jein
Badian, Philippines5 contributions
SO BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORICAL
Feb 2020 • Solo
I'm a Filipino and I just fell in love with this place. The guide is very knowledgeable and humorous and she's a college student! I can tell she will be successful with just how articulate she speaks. I get to learn so much of how we lived before. I will definitely come back with friends next time.
Written 11 February 2020
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Bea P
Stockton, CA21 contributions
Fun Experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
From the get-go, you have a knowledgeable college student as a tour guide that provides insight and humor into each room. There’s well constructed wall art that shows the history of the family, a video and animation on the growth of the city around it. Be careful to listen for any warning from your tour guide because you might accidentally enter a “cursed room” and be forever single. If you’re a man, be sure to sit in the dad’s chair and air your balls out.
Written 5 February 2020
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Kristine N
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
Pleasant
Feb 2020
We visited the museum paid ₽120 a person and had a tour guide with us. She was very very knowledgeable and informative, we learned a lot about the culture. Would recommend this place!
Written 2 February 2020
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thomas f
Cebu Island, Philippines150 contributions
Fascinating
Jan 2020 • Friends
I did this tour in aug of 2017 and today with a friend visiting from NY. Today we had V as our quite. V kept us interested with her well paced flow of information and facts. You feel a sense of being there with the family of the house. My visitor was quite happy filling up his storehouse of knowledge. My wife and I enjoyed hearing about life in the early days. Thanks V.
Written 24 January 2020
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Sky
6 contributions
An awesome footprint from the past
Dec 2019 • Family
I would like to thank the people and the organizations involved in preserving this ancestral home of the Gorordos. My kids enjoyed the tour so much and this gave them a glimpse of Cebu during the Spanish era. I was personally awed myself and the visit reminded me of my love for history.
Written 11 January 2020
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Angelie Melissa E.
4 contributions
GE-RPH VISIT
Nov 2019 • Solo
It was a good experienced the museum building is a fine example of a bahay-na-bato. The museum columns, dating to the mid-18th century, are hardwood trunks that support wide hardwood flooring planks in the second storey. The 2nd story has wooden walls and windows made of wood and Capiz shells. The upper story features two galleries featuring the growth of the Catholicism in Cebu, and the next gallery features exhibits, memorabilia,all in all It was a nice experienced and worth to visit a vintage museum,and you have lots to learned from its about the story of cebu and each artifacts.
Written 28 December 2019
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