I have been to Tacloban, Leyte on business many times but I never had the chance to enter the Santo NiÃ±o Shrine. I can only admire its beauty from afar.
Hubby was lucky that he was able to enter and explore the Shrine when he visited the place in 2008.
The Santo NiÃ±o Shrine used to be one of the 29 presidential rest houses of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. Behind the shrine is an Olympic sized swimming pool.
Santo NiÃ±o is a representation of the infant Jesus Christ. He is the patron saint of Leyte.
The image of Santo NiÃ±o is found at the far end of the entrance of the shrine. The shrine 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 at si Maganda); tastefully decorated guestrooms of varied Filipino motifs; image of the Holy Child; a collection of original paintings by Fernando Amorsolo; spacious ballroom; priceless. collector’s.