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This is Casa Gorordo, a two-storey house built during the Spanish colonial period by Alejandro Reynes y Rosales. I am not sure who he was, all I know is that he sold this house to a Spanish merchant Juan Isidro De Gorordo, who was also said to be the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu .

The house is made of wood and stone. Locals usually refer to it as โ€œbahay na batoโ€. It was built with coral stones, the flooring was made from molave hardwood and the roof tiles from terra-cotta. It was a typical Spanish architectural type. Itโ€™s fascinating because itโ€™s been standing there for more than 149 years now. Four generations of Gorordo family resided in this house.

At present, Casa Gorordo is opened as a public museum with entrance admission fee of Php40. It showcases mid-19th century and early 20th century Philippine culture and lifestyle.

You can find this museum at 35 Lopez Jaena Street, in Barangay Parian in Cebu City.