Sights in Samar & Leyte
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A must is the Santo Niño Shrine & Heritage Center, a palatial guesthouse built to Imelda Marcos’ specifications but never slept in. It houses an extraordinary collection of antiques and objets d’art, and in every room there is a diorama of Imelda in the midst of one beneficial act or another. The centre is sadly underfunded and crumbling almost before your eyes; kept open by a hardy bunch of committed locals, it’s well worth the entry fee for a guided tour.
World War II buffs will want to visit the MacArthur memorabilia rooms on the 2nd floor of the College Assurance Plan (CAP) building. Housed in rooms that MacArthur used in the (now decaying) grandeur of the 1910 Price Mansion, this is a charming mini museum. Ask the watchman downstairs to let you in.