CEBU WALK: Yap - San Diego Ancestral House

The Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is one of the oldest residential houses in the Philippines. It was built sometime between 1675 and 1700 which is originally owned by a Chinese merchant named Don Juan Yap and Dona Maria Florido.

The house was being built with the used of coral stones that were glued together with egg whites and "Tisa" clay which weighs 1 kilogram in each piece for the roof. While the wooden parts were made of "balayong" and "tugas" or better known as molave which were considered to be the hardest woods.
The house is located at 155 Lopez Jaena corner Mabini St., Parian District in Cebu. It is open to public everyday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.


  1. great post! will this to my list of to-dos when i get to cebu

  2. I want to visit this! Thanks for sharing. I also want to have a house and lot Cebu. It will be cool!