Ang Santo Niño Shrine, ay isa sa mga 29 na bahay pahingaan ng dating Pres. Ferdinand Marcos. Meron itong olympic size na swimming pool sa likod ng gusali.
Sa papasok ng Santo Niño Shrine, makikita ang imahe ng Santo Niño sa dulo ng pasokan (ang Santo Niño ay naglalarawan sa batang si Hesu Kristo na patron ng Leyte). Sa gilid nito ay mga kwarto para sa mga bisita na may iba’t ibang tema.
Matatagpuan ang Santo Niño Shrine sa Real St. siyudad ng Tacloban collector’s. Makikita dito ang mga larawan ng 14 stations na ginawa ng mga Pilipinong pintor, wooden bas-relief ng unang babae-lalake (Si Malakas at Maganda), magagandang kwarto na may iba’t ibang Filipino motifs, imahe ng Santo Niño, malaking ballroom, at ang mga koleksyon ng mga orihinal na larawan na ginawa ni Fernando Amorsolo.
While travelling around Tacloban city, I was amazed upon seeing the facade of Sto.Nino Shrine… at first I didn’t know it was a museum! I thought it was one of the great mansion of a local citizen in the city because usually from the places i’ve been to… the houses of local rich peeps in the area is awesomeness!
Moving on, I asked my driver and my officemate to accompany me and see the museum! Amazingly the local driver who worked there for years never visited the museum! Great!
It is so cheap, I only paid Php 200.oo – good for 5 person! you’ll just add Php 20.00 for additional guest! But if you are only 1 you still need to pay Php 200.00 🙂 Also you need to pay for your digicam’s entrance! Php 30.oo.Viola and you are ready to go… just take off your shoes and wear those cute slippers in the main entrance.
It’s been a long time since I had a tour in a museum… well Giant Aquariums are obviously not museums 🙂 It’s a nice adventure once in a while since during our school days we do this yearly right? The Planetarium and Manila Finest Museum not to forget Museong Pambata! The book reading! marvelous! 🙂
Anyway, I just love my work… it’s business and a little pleasure! I fell in love in travelling around our country. One more destination and bucket list for Philippines is done!
or let’s make it 3!
(I’ll stop– I am thinking there’s more LOL)