Casa Gorordo

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Casa Gorordo is 19th-century house in Cebu's historic Parian district (Lopez Jaena St., Barangay Parian) that has been turned into a museum. The elegant house is 143 years old and an excellent example of how the architecture of the Spanish colonial times was adapted to fit the lifestyle of the people. A typical bahay na bato, it is built with coral stone blocks. Inside, elaborate antique furniture, costumes, paintings, religious images and farming and baking tools of the nineteenth century are displayed. It also has a gallery for contemporary art on the ground floor.

The Spaniard Don Juan de Gorordo and his descendants resided in the house from 1863 to 1979. Juan Gorordo, the first Filipino bishop of Cebu, was among the residents. In 1980, it came into the possession of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi). It was first opened in 1983.

Casa Gorordo was declared a national historical landmark by the National Historical Institute in September 1991. It is open to the public Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.

References

Ramos, Linette C. "Casa Gorordo Reopens Doors" in Sun Star, 28 August 2006.

External Link

[www.admu.edu.ph/offices/mirlab/panublion/r7_casagoro.html ]