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Cebu : 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 fee.

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 and mementoes.

RIZALIANA MUSEUM
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 children.


Breads and Pastries Philippines Cuisine

In a typical Filipino bakery, pandesal, monay and ensaymada are often sold. Pandesal comes from the Spanish pan de sal (literally, bread of salt), and is a ubiquitous breakfast fare, normally eaten with (and sometimes even dipped in) coffee.

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