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Cathedral Museum of Cebu
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Cebu Historical Tour Including Magellan's Cross and Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
Ranked #30 of 122 things to do in Cebu City
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Beautiful building with alot of history. Many wonderful artifacts and relics from the Spanish colonization right up to present time. Only disappointment was no pictures aloud inside, only exterior.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The history of Cebu is preserved in this museum. I is just along the road so very accessible if you want to know some of the history of Cebu.

Thank JRhecel
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Historic building housing artifacts from the recent past, this museum is a welcome addition to the many museums sprouting in the city. There are many items on the second floor going up using the hardwood stairs. There is minimal explanations or panels in the galleries so if you could ask the guide downstairs to accompany you, she or he will oblige especially if you happen to be the only visitors at that time. In place of a guide, the museum can perhaps print a simple pamphlet to explain some of the highlighted collections in the museum. I fear for the poor environmental conditions in the museum which is causing dusts to accumulate and high humidity that erodes the artifacts. At least they switch off the lights to slowly down photodegradation of the artifacts. Don't forget to visit the exhibition hall on the ground floor which was made to resemble a small turn of the century chapel.

Thank Budjetsetter
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Downtown Cebu is known for its bustling streets and old buildings. One of these buildings is the Cathedral Museum which houses religious artifacts that dates back to the Spanish Colonial Era. This place is perfect for those who wants to learn more about Cebuano history and culture.
The old museum is located just beside Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral along P. Burgos Street and F. Urdaneta Street. It is very accesible: jeepney, taxi, or private vihicle. For jeepney, you can ride 02B it will pass by Cathedral Museum.
Once inside the museum, check out all old artifacts that you can find: Old statues, old letters, old vessels that the church no longer use, the car used by Pope John Paul II during his visit, etc.... There are six galleries all in all plus a very serine garden at their courtyard.
The statues are quite eerie, they are so old, some of them are even older than my great grandpa. They seem to be staring at you when you're not looking. Sounds spooky, hehe... Well, its a gentle reminder to observe proper behaviour inside and refrain boisterous noises, cause "they" are watching you.

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

I happened to just chance upon this museum while walking towards my destination. So i told myself to go take a look inside. The entrance is 50 pesos. Inside, you get to see some garments and chair worn by Pope John Paul II, some robes worn by the cebu cardinal, some old statues of saints, and items used during the mass.

You don't even need to be a catholic to enjoy this museum, anyone that enjoys history would really learn something from this museum.

for 50 pesos, and if you're in the area, why not? :)
you can't go wrong.

Thank Stevenson U
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