In Pictures: Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary and Art Gallery (Cebu City)

Have you ever been to a sanctuary? Uhm.. a butterfly sanctuary? Well, come join us in our little adventure at the Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary and Art Gallery in Basak, Pardo, Cebu City.


How to Get Here: Located just several meters off Cebu South Road, you could actually reach the place from Ayala Center in just one ride 12L. Then just get off Punta and have some exercise by walking past Metro to the right till you reach Jumalon Street. Or ride number 44.

There’s actually a lot more butterflies and other insect displays in their mini-museum where you would not only learn more but also appreciate their existence. So, come on, let’s go see them!


If not for global warming and stuff, the above species are what you’d normally see at the sanctuary — tho they also come up on seasons.





By the way, the Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary and Art Gallery is a private museum, art gallery and nature reserve run by the Jumalon Foundation; and this was actually started by Cebuano Lepidopterist Julian N. Jumalon back in 1974.

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Incidentally, Jumalon was able to amass these butterflies and insects through his travels and exchanges yet his love for butterflies didn’t end in frames as they say..





He wanted these beautiful creatures close by; and so, he invited them by planting butterfly food plants, and the rest is history.





Oh, did you notice some butterflies have kinda letters designed on their wings? Well, you could see the whole array in our photo — as well as the butterfly species around the world just above this text.

Hmm… As Julian Jumalon lived a full life enjoying his passion, let’s celebrate with him in this more than just an educational experience!


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