Location: 26 Zulueta Street, Cebu City
Travel time: 44 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Recommended budget for two: PhP60 entrance fee for two adults
A picture at the Museo de Parian supposedly caught a ghostly apparition standing at the corner of one of the rooms of the museum.
Image: Museo Parian sa Sugbo 1730 Jesuit House Facebook page
Built in 1730, the Museo de Parian or the Jesuit House is the oldest documented house in the country. The Vice Provincial of the Society of Jesus used to live in the house before it became the Japanese military headquarters during World War 2. After the war, the Americans converted it into a hospital before the Alvarez family bought it. Subsequently, it was later converted into a museum by the current owners of the place in 2009. One spine-tingling ghostly encounter was caught on camera during the 2014 Gabii sa Kabilin. A ghostly figure clad in a black, flowing robe was seen at the corner of one of the rooms of the museum. Interestingly enough, the Jesuit priests who used to live in the house wore black, flowing robes.
Tip: Similar to the Casa Gorordo Museum, the Museo de Parian is also one of the stops during the annual Gabii sa Kabilin on the last Friday of May.
How to get to the Museo de Parian: From Ayala Center Cebu, you can get on a jeepney headed for the Parian Area and tell the driver to let you off at the Cebu Heritage Monument. From there you can ask the locals directions to the Museo de Parian, which is a 5-minute walk away.