Casa Gorordo

 

Casa Gorordo is one of the most popular tourist must-sees in downtown Cebu City being the former residence of the first Cebuano bishop, Bishop Juan Garces Gorordo. The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. now runs the museum, and has prohibited several popular activities in the premises, like pre-nuptial photoshoots and wedding venues. Taking pictures inside the house is, obviously, not prohibited, but flashes are not allowed. At the lower level of the house, now a museum, are artifacts from an era passed. We saw coffee and corn mills — which, by the way, are still used in our island, at least in my paternal grandparents’ house. The lower level, as was the custom at the time of the Spanish colonization, housed the animals, and probably servants. The second level of the house is the residence of the bishop, and only special guests were allowed to enter through the main stairs. There is another door near the kitchen and toilet.

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Name: Casa Gorordo

Location: Lopez Jaena St., Parian, downtown Cebu

Entrance Fees: P40 for local adults, P10 for local children

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