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Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum

Real Street, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Tacloban
Type: Museums
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Quezon City, Philippines
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a dismal example of how people's money has gone to rot. The place does not only need repairs and refurbishing; it needs a major overhaul. At night, you will miss it because it is pitch dark. In the day, you will mistake it for the decrepit structures wasted by the big typhoon.

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Bacolod, Philippines
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum is a repository of the grandeur of the Marcos regime. Every room is furnished and has a concept. One will also find the vast collections of the Marcoses when it comes to luxurious objects. It is like the Malacanang Palace of the south. Although the museum was damaged during the typhoon and restoration... More

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Sto. Nino Shrine. It displays the fortune and previous properties of the Marcoses. Managed now by the PCGG, the Santo Niño Shrine, one of the 29 presidential rest houses that the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos had built. There is an Olympic sized swimming pool the behind the building. The entrance to the Shrine, you could see the Santo Niño... More

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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

No shoes insight for the ladies, they must be kept somewhere else. Dirty, musty unmaintained place with no aircon or even fans. All it shows is how much money was wasted whilst people were starving. They never lived here. You would to think with the entrance fee they would pay someone to maintain it.. Typical ...

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Quezon City, Philippines
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11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The museum was decaying and didn't seem to be maintained well. I also did not like the fact that we had to change into slippers which I wasn't sure was sanitized. The whole place was old and you could certainly smell the damp. Some parts that had wood work were broken.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the 29 presidential rest houses that the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos has built. It boasts an Olympic size swimming pool behind the building. This place was built for Imelda Marcos who was born here, the "Rose of Leyte". This shrine and heritage museum is built where the Romualdez nipa hut used to be. While the museum... More

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Hong Kong
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24 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

For one, two or three people, the rate is the same. PHP200 Entrance fee. Although as a solo traveller, they did not charge me an extra PHP50 for using my camera. The tour is quick. This is because the guide will turn on the light in a room for you to see, and then he/she has to turn it off... More

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Morganton, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was a surprise to find out that Imelda Marcos had this place built. All rooms were furnished and there was a grand ballroom and two dining rooms, one for 20 people and one for 30 people. The inside was a real surprise. BUT, there is very little upkeep of this property. Roms show the termite damage. Items were broken... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My Family came to see this place.. yes they do charge a fee. But I am rather buffled they charge this fee but thsy could not find someone to clean the front of the church. The outside of this place is very dirty.. it is littered with trash. Is this what Philippines called tourism.. then we are really stupid. The... More

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Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The museum has entrance fee's I think my mom paid Php 200 for 3 persons it also includes your payment for the tour guide and there's a fee if you bring camera with you. when we arrived in here, I didn't really know what I am going to see inside. Looking from the outside, you'll think that, the place is... More

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