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Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum

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Address: Real Street, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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The museum needs better upkeep/funding

It was the rest house built to house some of Imelda Marcos' collections. It has 16 or so bedrooms, each with a different motif, showcasing Filipino craftsmanship amongst Asian... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

It was the rest house built to house some of Imelda Marcos' collections. It has 16 or so bedrooms, each with a different motif, showcasing Filipino craftsmanship amongst Asian and European treasures. It has 2 dining halls and 2 large receiving halls. It must have been beautiful then, unfortunately now it looks too run down now. It desperately needs funding.

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Imus, Philippines
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I was really amazed the moment I stepped into the big wooden doors of the shrine. I used to think that this is a Romualdez residence or some sort of an ancestral house. The tour guide explained this was built as the Marcoses vacation house in Leyte since Imelda Marcos is from this place. I was in awer as we... More 

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Butuan
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Amazing collection of antiques and other treasures all over the world by the Romualdez-Marcos Family. It's good that they are renovating the place. Don't stay under the huge chandeliers!

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Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Two humdred pesos for 3 people,20 pesos for each camera. Tour takes you through guest bedrooms and family ending with Imelda's Suite. Don't know that she ever stayed here even though she was from Tacloban. Building needs maintenance, items (rugs, tiles need to be cleaned or repaired.

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San Andres, Philippines
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This is a must see. The opulence although in disrepair is still evident. Hard to imagine how much money spent to build this!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

It is a tragedy watching the furniture and building rot and decay. It is a fascinating house to walk through however there are termites, rot, dust and missing panelling throughout. It is worth visiting, particularly as at this rate it will not be around for long.

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Torrevieja, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Santo Niño Shrine, one of the 29 presidential rest houses that the late President Ferdinand Marcos had built. There is an Olympic sized swimming pool behind the building. It is located in Real Street, Tacloban City. Paintings of the 14 stations of the Cross done by Filipino artists, wooden bas-relief of the legend of the First Filipino man-woman (Si Malakas... More 

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Philippines
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

The title does not refer to the place or the idea of visiting this place. Never again pertains as to how our country has allowed certain people to hold so much power in their hands. I honestly enjoyed the tour. Gave me some time to reflect as how it was in the 2nd half of the 20th century in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

A visit by one who experienced and survived martial years will surely invite anger and tears as he once again sees inside the grandious museum the opulence of conjugal corrupt dictators at the time when a lot of Filipinos were jobless, starving, hopeless. Unfortunately, the youth now can not correlate the current luxuries with past impoverishment of martial law era.... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

From the outside, you can already tell that you are in for a treat. The place looks worn down from time and other factors, but it still has that certain charisma and attraction that makes the place very interesting. The rooms were huge and you can see lots of priceless works of art. I think mostly were donated by leaders... More 

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