Casa Gorordo

The main case where four generations of the Gorordos lived
The main casa where four generations of the Gorordo’s lived. A beautiful collection Martino Abellana’s painting is exhibited on the first floor.

The Gorordo house is a Cebuano heritage icon. It takes its name from a prosperous family of merchant, the Gorordos.

Juan Isidro de Gorordo, a Spaniard bought the house from a certain Alejandro Reynes Y Rosales. Four generations of Gorordos lived in the house, including Juan  Gorordo, Cebu’s first Filipino Bishop.

Casa Gorordo is amazingly well preserved, thanks to the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation who acquired it sometime 1990’s. After restoration works, it opened as a museum.

The other Casa of Casa Gorordo where amateur art from young Cebuano artist are displayed
The other Casa of Casa Gorordo where amateur art from young Cebuano artist are displayed

Unlike the house museum in Intramuros, Casa Gorordo is not a re-creation, there were no alteration made in the structure, in fact most of the furniture are originals. This bahay na bato is perhaps one the most well preserved I’ve ever seen.  The Aboitiz foundation has done a marvelous job ensuring Filipino visitors would understand what a classic Hispano Filipino life was like.

Banner at the entrance of Casa Gorordo

Banner at the entrance of Casa Gorordo


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