Cultural Tourist Attractions
THE SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
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 and Haripunchai
pottery), gold teeth peggings (the design of the decoration showed
where its owner came from, wether from Cebu or Leyte of Bohol, or
whatever), excavated trade beads and heirloom jewelry, santoses and
church carvings adn other church accessories. The museum is open to
the public from 10:00 am to 12:00 nn, and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm from
Tuesday to Saturday while the Filipiniana Research Center is open
from Monday to Saturday from 7;00 am to 7:00 pm.
JUMALON'S FAMILY CULTURAL PROJECT
20 Macopa St., Basak, Pardo, Cebu City - A LEPIDO MOSAIC ART collection,
so called because it utilizes butterfly wings as its medium. Beautiful
and intricate samples of these artworks can be seen at PROF. JULIAN
JAMALON residence at 20 Macopa St., Basak, Pardo, Cebu City. No admission
RIZAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY
Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City - Located within Cebu City Library
along Osmeña Boulevard showcases a collection of antiques donated
by famous and rich Cebuano families. Also on display is a collection
of artworks of Cebuano painters and artists. Its upper floor is the
Rizal Memorial Library which keeps some important books on Cebuano
history and culture.
AZNAR-ALFONSO ANTIQUE COLLECTION
Owned by Dr. Lydia Aznar-Alfonso, the antique collection is of much
younger vintage. Pieces of lovely period furniture, a very wide collection
of antique jewelry. "santoses" as well as authentic "grave
goods" from various archaeological diggings in the island of
Mactan and Cebu helped enrich Dr. Alfonso's beautiful collection.
ARCENAS ANTIQUE COLLECTION
Spanish period furniture and "santoses", jewelries, pottery,
porcelain wares are on display at Dr. and Mrs. Ramon Arcenas residence
located at Banawa, Cebu City.
ROSE ONG ORCHID COLLECTION
So beautiful and varied, the biggest orchid collection in the province.
PRES. SERGIO OSMEÑA MEMORABILIA
Contains the late president's historic car, his personal belongings
Contains the memorabilia of Dr. Jose Rizal given by his sister to
the University of Southern Philippines Museum.
SALA PIANO MUSEUM
Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City - A unique collection of hundreds
of pianos of varying sizes and shapes. Venue to classical conserts
and houses a music foundation. Open from 9:00 am to 12:00 nn; afternoons
by appointment. Admission fee PHP 5.00 for adults adn PHP 1.00 for