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OLDEST IN THE TOWN. This is probably the only remaining 19th century house in Boljoon.

Balay Cirilo Sestoso

Built by Cirilo Sestoso, a gobernadorcillo during the Spanish period, it is probably the only remaining 19th century house in Boljoon, according to the book Boljoon: Cebu Heritage Frontier.

It said the Balay Cirilo Sestoso was built sometime in the 1880s, and described the house as having "patched geometrical outer wall in between window panels with fretted ventanillas" and using "tugas (hardwood) for posts and floor panels."

Its staircase is also made of hardwood and its encased posts are typical of refined Spanish interiors.


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