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Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum

Real Street, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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Former Marcos Summer Palace now a Shrine

This large Palace was once the summer home of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert H
Jefferson, Wisconsin
What a robber he was

This is worth the stop, to see what the Marcos ripped out of the Filipino nation. Grand ballrooms... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Zilzie, Australia
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Real Street, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This large Palace was once the summer home of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife. The center entrance leads to the large worship area that is a shrine to Saint Nino, the patron saint of the Philippines. Surrounding this area are several rooms that...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This is worth the stop, to see what the Marcos ripped out of the Filipino nation. Grand ballrooms and opulent bedrooms well beyond most Filipinos wildest dreams The tour guide was great and knew her topic , but it proves even more to me that...More

Thank johnsy123aus
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Entering this museum, you will imagine how grand and luxurious the life of the Marcoses then. It's an ironic how they have this kind of lifestyle while most people in Tacloban are below poverty line. If all valuables inside will be sold, a greater part...More

Thank TeyHM888
Reviewed 13 January 2017

If you are a devout of the Infant Jesus, or simply interested in acts of faith, STOP. This is not what you are looking for. This is one of the mansions Ferdinand Marcos built for his wife, Imelda, and the place is a story of...More

Thank Arlene W
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Sequestered by PCGG in 1986, this place will open your mind on the narcissicm of the Marcoses. You need to ask many questions to the PCGG staff. Bonus if you have read on the Marcos clan (from Imelda's siblings and the whole immediate family) The...More

1  Thank jaysantos_dot_ph
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The day we visited the Museum had few visitors so we felt we had exclusive access to it. The collection of ivory was particularly interesting, however, the exhibits were not very well displayed, but I guess this comes down to funding, as does the issue...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 12 December 2016

nice to visit , already 3 times na . Has even french cristal . Needs badly restauration.... after been affected by yolanda

Thank Bagacayboy
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Built on the height of power of the Marcoses (dictatorship) , no expense is spared in building this colossal mansion now turned into museum.They may well dubbed this as Malacanang of the Visayas because its figurines and artworks pales with the state of poverty in...More

Thank byrone29
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Very nice place. Full of history and priceless relics. Must visit place especially to all Filipinos.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A must see when in Tacloban. Although the place was not properly maintained by PCGG, you can still see the grandeur and taste of former First Lady Imelda marcos in its interiors and furnitures. Much better than malacanang of the north

Thank rhoelladera
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Armi T
is there an entrance fee?
29 December 2016|
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Response from Joyce P | Reviewed this property |
You can take photos outside the mansion, but on the entrance of the mansion, there's a reception where in they will give you the price list. When we went there, we paid Php 200, 2 pax, 30 mins tour, using SLR & cellphone. I... More
How many tourists visit Santo Niño shrine?
11 May 2016|
Response from Daphne K | Reviewed this property |
That depends, but the tour requires at least 3 people per batch. Sometimes they tour two batches, so that's 6 people. It's a great place kinda old but very lux.