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“A surprise!”

Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Tacloban
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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 or missing because of termites. It was filled with beautiful items and gifts she received. AND, no one has ever lived here. Only some functions were held here. Such an expense for so little use....worth seeing.

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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 people that works there seem cluelesss... really did not see the basura that is everywhere... otherwise if you can stand the filt the place have some interesting stuff.

1  Thank Lourdes2300
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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 just small. but upon entering and touring inside it, i think it took us an hour to wander around the museum.

what you'll see inside it was the memorabilia's of the Marcos' family. Lot's of things/stuffs in there! Antique piano, portraits, very big rooms, etc. The grand ballroom hall amused me a lot! the room was huge! and felt like I went back to year 1900's..

Some of the antique things we're already ruined. poor things..

try to visit this place.

Thank Nizareth A
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

entrance is at Php200 for first 3 persons which includes a knowledgeable tour guide, Php50 for extra persons; camera fee of Php30. You first enter a chapel that has an ivory Sto. Nino and a brass tabernacle in banig design; the walls are also in banig design. there are 8 bedrooms with various motif and a diorama of Imelda marcos' life. The Malang paintings I enjoyed very much http://www.geringerart.com/bios/santos.html! There were also alot of Chinese jars. The firefly room I enjoyed very much and the ceilings- I dont know how Mrs Marcos was able to think of these designs and motifs in the 80s?! The murals were of Italian marble and local artists to depict Jesus and Mary. Beautiful!

Thank mamabelz
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Today I visited what is called Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum. The shrine part plays a back seat to the excesses of Imelda. Incredible that it was never even slept in. It has over 20 guest rooms on the ground floor. Family quarters that were never used are upstairs around the ballroom. The guide said there is no estimate as to its cost. Lots of interesting furniture and pieces from other countries. Worth an hour or less of your time since there are not many sights to see in the city.

1  Thank ptyduke
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