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Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary

#22 of 114 things to do in Cebu City Features Animals
J.N. Jumalon Street, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 261 6884
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Surprisingly Entertaining

At first, I was a bit disappointed because the place looked more of a house with a small garden... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Rommel B
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Beautiful Place with Kind Tour Guide

I was lucky to be part of Cebu Historical Affairs Commission office family because of that I am... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
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See rare butterflies at the only park of its kind in the Philippines.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“life cycle” (6 reviews)
“art gallery” (5 reviews)
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J.N. Jumalon Street, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 261 6884
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

At first, I was a bit disappointed because the place looked more of a house with a small garden than a sanctuary. Upon entering the place, I was mesmerized by it. The guide was a small part time working student and I was really entertained...More

1  Thank Rommel B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I was lucky to be part of Cebu Historical Affairs Commission office family because of that I am able to visit Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary for free and we are exclusively tour guided by the Son of Mr. Julian jumalon none another than Mr. Renato Jumalon...More

Thank beyann
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I really enjoyed this visit. We were expecting it to be a short trip, but ended up staying for hours. First we looked at the dried butterflies, they were really pretty. Then we saw some interesting variations such as dwarf butterfly specimens. We also were...More

Thank usnakeating
Reviewed 16 March 2017

They have a mini museum about the types of butterflies inside the house but the collection has not been udpated. And the house needs upkeep to better display the collections. The gardens are not kept well and there was no butterfly in it. The paintings...More

1  Thank Wannabthat G
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The old man who tours you is very passionate for his fathers work do it gets more interesting. If youre lucky you will see butterflies in the open garden. Also you can see artwork made with butterflies wings.

Thank adrian g
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice but small place. The gides are wonderfull en full off good humor. I loved this place. Go in the morning more butterfly present it's an open garden.

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The place was easy to be found. Just ask the locals in the metro which route to take. As far as i can remember we took the 17D jeepney from across Magellan's Cross to the school, Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High school, near Jumalon...More

Thank Danna V
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I like how professor explained the life cycle of butterflies, differences of moths and butterflies and their food plant. Bonus is the water paintings at butterfly wings collage.

1  Thank Mae M
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The years have not been kind to the sanctuary's butterfly collection & gallery. However, it still retained the rich history of J. N. Jumalon - who undoubtedly was one of this country's unsung national artists. It's too bad this place did not get the proper...More

Thank Eph E
Reviewed 18 November 2016

WENT THERE, and they had NO BUTTERFLY'S lol, TERRIBLE experience, they had us listen to a boring tour about some old guy that ran this museum then in the end they didnt even have butterfly's not a place to take your gf incase you were...More

5  Thank bjm3456
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Rejae T
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Response from Lucelia M | Reviewed this property |
No they preserve and make more collection