One of a must spot to visit in Tacloban City is the Santo Nino Shrine - Romualdez Museum. It is one of the 29 rest houses of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. It was built for the first lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos, who was a daughter of Tacloban. The house was furnished with antiques from around the world like Austrian mirror, chandeliers from Czech Republic, tiles from Italy, jars from China, floor carpets from Argentina and other decorative arts from France, Italy and Germany. And there are also collections of original paintings of Fernando Amorsolo.
Upon entering the door a chapel will welcome you that preserves the replica of the Sto. Niño de Leyte..
the Sto. Niño de Leyte ..
Elevated by 2-3 steps are the guest rooms in different motifs that represents regions of the country ..
made of marble ..
the FERN ROOM ..
the MUSLIM ROOM ..
the diorama inside the Muslim room when Imelda Romualdez Marcos was crowned ..
the BICOLNON room ..
the diorama inside the Bicolnon room .. when late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos was campaigning for Senatorial position ..
the SHELL room ..
the diorama inside the Shell room .. oath taking of late President Ferdinand Marcos ..
.. and the inauguration of CCP ..
the ALITAPTAP room ..with the shell fountain in between ..
the wooden bas-relief of the legend of the First Filipino Man-Woman (Si Malakas at si Maganda) made in Pampanga ..
the 20 seater room ..
the GOVERNOR room ..
in front of the red carpet stairs, there's a huge mirror with this frame:
a replica from Venice ..
the PRIMITIVE room ..
the SAMPAGUITA room ..
the ILOKANDIA room ..
the COCONUT room ..
the BUTTERFLY room ..
the KAPIZ room ..
the BANIG room ..
the red carpet stairs ..
going to the second floor this painting is just beside the stairs .. the Romualdez Clan ..
on the second floor .. the very spacious Grand Ballroom is located ..
in the ballroom there's a huge painting of a bountiful Imelda ..
the red chair with the Presidential seal ..
and in the middle of the second floor is the welcoming area ..
the stain glass top window frame ..
the 30 - seater room ..
and what I like the most is this piano with angels around it .. :)
it's also in the second floor where the bed chambers of the former First Family is located ..
the late President Ferdinand Marcos bedroom ..
the book shelf in late President Ferdinand Marcos bedroom ..
the bedroom of the former First Son Ferdinand Marcos II ..with his collection of paper bills ..
and also posted are his scholastic award and grades ..
the bedroom of former First Daughter Imee Marcos ..
the bedroom of former First Daughter Irene Marcos ..
the bedroom of former First Daughter Imee Marcos when she was still a kid and a nanny stays with her ..
and the grandest among all is the bed chamber of the former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos ..
the former First Lady Imelda Marcos bed ..
the never ending mirror ..
the jacuzzi of former First Lady Imelda Marcos ..
and her toilet and bath room ..
and on her table there's this jade sculpture of a child in a fetus form ..
It is located at:
Real St., Tacloban City, Leyte
And it is open daily from 8:00 A.M. to 4 P.M. with an entrance fee of P200.00 and if you have a camera an additional of P30.00.