Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum houses the miraculous image of Sto. Nino and priceless art objects such as a collection of original paintings by national artist Fernando Amorsolo. It boasts of 13 decorated guestrooms of varied Filipino motifs and a spacious ballroom.

Facade of the Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum
designed by Architect Jorge Ramos

The Chapel Area

The Alitaptap Room has tiny lights, that stimulate light shade by fireflies. It is one of the shrines elegant receiving rooms. In the center is a shell fountain with corals.

Rattan set from Tacloban found in Alitaptap room

A collection of intricately hand carved chinese ivory. The showcase is antique and from China. Stairway has red carpet.

The Family Tree of the Romualdezes
by Brias Spanish lady painter

Narra sala set from Pampanga, Philippines
found at the ballroom

On top of the long table collections of antique jars from China

The 30 seaters soundproof dining room.

Bong Bong's Room (son of late President Ferdinand Marcos).
The sala set came from Russia.
The divider is a collection of old Phillipine money

Red cushion chairs is a solid silver chair from Spain

Imelda Marcos huge bedroom
is more ornate with sitting room and chandeliers. The walling and bedcovers is Jusi cloth, hand painted and embroidered.

These are just some of the showcases from the remarkable guest rooms that you will see when you visit the museum. At the back of the building there is also an Olympic-sized swimming pool. However, the museum now look somewhat dilapidated due to lack of proper preservation and maintenance. There are important priceless collector's items that remained missing from the museum galleries.

Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum is located at Real Street, Tacloban City (adjacent to People's Center and Library).

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