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Museums in Cebu

Carcel de Cebu (Museo Sugbo)

Just along M.J. Cuenco Avenue is an interesting facility that ordinary people perhaps would not expect to house a museum. Surrounded at present by unsightly structures, this facility, commonly known to locals as the old Cebu Provincial Jail, was once a prison built in 1871 where criminals were incarcerated including the Katipuneros during the Philippine [...]

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Aznar-Alfonso Antique Collection

WHEN Dr Lydia Aznar Alfonso built her own home thirty years ago, she looked for an antique lamp for the nursery. Before she knew it, she was hooked into antiques. Today, she has one of the best collections of antiques and prehistoric artifacts, as well as an impressive collection of modern Cebuano art. Lydia, widow [...]

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Cathedral Museum

The Cathedral Museum is located downtown Cebu on P. Burgos Street. The Museum was recently renovated, as of 2006. It is known for its Spanish colonial era religious artifacts and church architecture. This collection includes a display of priestly vestments, statues of saints, photographs and materials to build Spanish era churches and artifacts, which are [...]

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CAP Arts Center

The CAP Arts Center immortalizes Don Sergio Osmeña Sr., the grand gentleman of Philippine politics, and himself a maker of history. Mary Abad, CAP Arts Center curator said that when the Osmeña house was put up for sale, big businessmen made a bid for it. The CAP bought the property but decided to retain its [...]

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The South Western University

Urgello Private Road, Cebu City – It gives a quick look of Cebuano art and lifestyle, from the prehistoric to hispanic times. Also in this room are burial jars, boat coffins, death masks in gold, trade pottery (from China, Cambodia and Vietnam, including Ming, Celadon and other China trade jars, asl well as Ben Chieng [...]

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Rizal Memorial Library and Museum

Along the busy street of Osmeña Boulevard and just nearby the Cebu Provincial Capitol, is a pre-World War II building — Rizal Memorial Library and Museum. The structure is named after the Philippines’s national hero, Jose Rizal, who fought for freedom through his writings during the Spanish colonial period. The museum was opened to the [...]

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Casa Gorordo Museum

Casa Gorordo Museum Cebu was the home of Juan Gorodo, first Filipino Bishop of Cebu. Casa Gorordo Museum Cebu is located in Lopez Jaena Steet. At present, the museum houses many old and ancient relics. The displayed relics give a picture about the lifestyle of the Filipino people during the period from1860s to 1920s. Old [...]

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San Carlos Museum

The San Carlos Museum in San Carlos University houses archaeological finds, some from archaeological excavations sponsored by the university; ethnic art; ecclesiastical art; and botanical and zoological specimens. In the museum is the altar from Opon church (now Lapu-lapu City, Mactan). This church was built by the Augustinians in the 18th century. The church stood [...]

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