Tacloban City Things to Do

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Tacloban City Things to Do

  • Sto. Nino Shrine & Heritage Museum

    This 2-story building that is often confused with the Sto. Niño Church is located in Real Street. This place is also along main road so from Price Mansion you can also ride a jeepney and ask the driver to drop you off here. It only takes 9 minutes from CAP Building.his shrine was not the house of Imelda Marcos though it houses all of their...

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  • Douglas MacArthur Landing Memorial Park

    You might think that this monument is situated in the shore of Red Beach, Palo, Leyte, but it’s not. What you’ve seen in most of the pictures posted are just camera tricks making it look like it’s actually on the shore. It’s located at the center of the park. This monument marks the spot where General Douglas MacArthur landed with the American...

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  • Faded History!

    This is located just beside the Sto. Niño Shrine (right side). This huge building according to travel guide is where one can find 82 dioramas of Philippine cultural minorities plus a collection of historical documents and artifacts on Leyte and Samar. Unfortunately, the huge part of this place was converted into a bazaar area. Faded walls, garbage...

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  • A Very Challenging San Juanico Bridge!

    Finally, it’s time to see the famous, longest bridge in the Philippines! This bridge connects the two provinces, Samar and Leyte and was built to facilitate faster movement between the two provinces. Its name was derived from the San Juanico Strait, the narrowest navigable strait in the world. I was really so amazed when I first see this bridge. I...

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  • Former Price Mansion, now CAP Building

    This American-style mansion built by Walter Price in 1910 is located in Romualdez corner Sto. Niño Streets. It was used as headquarter and official residence of General McArthur during the world war. His memorabilia can still be found in this building. It’s just sad that it’s not well maintained and almost forgotten. Today, it’s converted into a...

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  • Crucified Christ

    On the slope of Kanhuraw Hill is a small park with the statue of the Crucified Christ at its center. The same image can be found in the provincial map of Leyte.Presently, construction is on-going to improve the park. A man-made waterfall that will cascade from the slope to street level will be an additional attraction.

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  • Connecting People

    The 2-km. San Juanico Bridge is considered the longest bridge in the entire Philippine archipelago. Constructed in the 1970's, it connects the twin islands of Leyte and Samar, crossing over San Juanico Strait, to facilitate faster movement between the two provinces. The bridge derived its name from the Strait, reputed to be the narrowest navigable...

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  • Imposing in white

    The Leyte Provincial Capitol was constructed in 1907 and has been the seat of the provincial government. In 1944, it also became the temporary seat of the Philippine Commonwealth government when Pres. Osmeña landed at Palo with the American troops. Within the halls of this massive building, important strategies and decisions were formed leading to...

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  • Where has history gone?

    Price Mansion is an American-style mansion built in 1910 by Walter Price. It was used as the headquarters and official residence of Gen. MacArthur in 1944. During his stay, a Japanese bomb was hurled at the mansion and penetrated the roof of his room. Fortunately for him, the bomb did not explode so he was unharmed. Today, the mansion was converted...

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  • Among the houses

    Redona Residence earned its place in history as the official residence of Pres. Sergio Osmeña during his stay in Leyte in 1944.

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  • Modern-day Penitence

    Atop a hill overlooking Tacloban City and San Juanico Strait is the 18-foot statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is the highest point in Calvary Hill where bigger than-life-size statues of the 14 stations of the cross can be found along the way. The road leading to the statue is steep although there are concrete steps and metal railings to aid...

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  • A lot more than just a shrine

    The Sto. Niño Shrine is most often confused with the Sto. Niño Church - they are 2 different sites. While the latter is a church, the former is a heritage museum. And contrary to misconception, the Sto. Niño Shrine was not the house of former First Lady Imelda Marcos. The sprawling 2-story building was built in honor of Tacloban's patron saint and...

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  • It's bazaar time!

    According to travel guides, the People's Center is where one can find 82 dioramas of Philippine cultural minorities plus a collection of historical documents and artifacts on Leyte and Samar. Unfortunately, it is close to the public on Sundays thus we were not able to visit. But what surprised us is the fact that a big portion of the center was...

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  • Goddess of Peace

    The image of the Madonna of Japan, also known as Maria Kannon, was a gift from the Japanese people to the Philippines as a symbol of peace and friendship between the two countries. Understandably, it is also referred to as the statue of the Goddess of Peace. The image stands on a rock amidst a landscaped garden. Tall trees and flowering plants can...

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  • Seat of the city government

    Tacloban City Hall was strategically built atop Kanhuraw Hill in 1952. It gives an overview of the entire city as well as the surrounding bodies of water such as Cancabato Bay, San Pedro Bay and San Juanico Strait. The compound has a landscaped garden and trees along the side that provide shade to concrete tables and benches. During weekend, it...

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  • Tacloban's Patron Saint

    The Sto. Niño Church is considered the most important religious site in the province. It houses the miraculous image of Sto. Niño which is the patron saint of Tacloban. Its orange-painted bellfry is immediately visible from the plane as it approaches the airport. Masses are held daily both in Waray (local dialect) and English. As we went on a...

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