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 The Santo Niño Shrine is one of the 29 presidential rest houses that the late President Ferdinand Marcos had built. It was built for his wife Imelda Marcos, who was born in Tacloban. It is considered the number 1 tourist spot in Tacloban because of its association with Imelda.


A chapel dominates the ground floor with the image of Sto. Niño as focal point. Elevated by 2-3 steps on the peripheral are 13 guest rooms, each with varied motifs representing the different regions of the country. On the second floor is a very spacious ballroom as well as the bed chambers of the former First Family.

Inside the mansion you can find some collections of paintings of historical events in Leyte. The shrine was also a palace during the Marcos regime, with Olympic-size swimming pool, state dining rooms, about 13 guest rooms and private bedrooms for Imelda, Ferdinand and their children. Imelda's bathroom was luxurious and larger than many Filipino homes. The place is filled with antique ceramics, pottery and collectibles. Imelda stayed there only once.

The guest rooms are each in a different theme; a little touch that I really like was that each room had a signed picture of Ferdinand, and a diarama showing Imelda performing some beneficial act or another.

The whole house was furninshed with a multitude of antiques from around the world, you can find Austrian mirrors in almost every room of the mansion.  It also became a repository of the Marcos' collections - chandeliers from Czech Republic, mirrors from Austria, tiles from Italy, jars from China, floor carpets from Argentina, among others.



ADDRESS
STO. NINO SHRINE
Real Street
Tacloban City, Leyte
Philippines



OPENING HOURS
Open daily from 8am to 4 pm.
A guided Tour takes about 30 minutes.



RATES
Entrance PHP 200
(for a group of 5 persons)
inclusive of a tour guide,
and an additional PHP 20
exceeding 5 persons
PHP 30 for the use of camera
PHP 200 for video cameras



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The last comments on this page:
Comment posted by maiabac, 08/18/2014, 10:01 am:
Place is falling apart, literally (wooden tiles on walls and roof and chandelier crystals dropping one by one) as it was also affected by typhoon haiyan. However, you can still see the very expensive pieces in the house showing the luxurious lifestyle the Marcoses lived.

Comment posted by akoaymaykaluluwa@konsyensya, 11/13/2013, 1:14 am:
This was built with money of the citizens of the Philippines. Pope Francis said, he who steals to give to the church, is a false christian. And so typhoon Haiyan came.

Comment posted by Lhee Acojedo, 09/28/2013, 4:26 am:
very nice!! hope i could visit there soon...

Comment posted by jhascel, 06/29/2013, 9:33 am:
nice place..love it.

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Comment posted by Angel, 10/14/2012, 1:13 am:
That's a knowing answer to a difficult qetusoin

Comment posted by bee, 09/05/2012, 4:39 am:
i've been there when i was still small.. and i still remember how amazed i was when i went inside.. its like i've been taken back in time..

Comment posted by arbie ragot, 08/08/2012, 11:17 am:
wow!its so beautiful

Comment posted by zandra, 05/24/2012, 11:21 am:
please update the prices online because the latest time i went there it was 200 for 3 persons already.. Changes might affect the budget of the tourists. thanks

Comment posted by georja, 05/11/2012, 12:22 am:
looking at the photos and readingg the information above,I was stunned and that i wish to visit Imelda's shrine sometime in thhe future..



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