Overlooking the city and San Juanico Strait, Calvary Hill, is where larger-than-life statues of Jesus Christ and other personages, in tableaux, depicting Christ’s sacrifice and suffrings.
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Erected in 1941, right in the center of the Fatima Village round about stands a life-size statue of the world’s first Boy Scout Monument in human form.
New to the city skyline is the Tacloban City Convention Center. Popularly known as the astrodome, i is the venue of the basketball tourneys and other sporting activities, concerts and other big gatherings.
Built from 1979 to 1981, the Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum is a showcase of Filipino ingenuity. On Display are collection of art objects, priceless furniture’s, fine porcelain, ivory sculptures of local and foreign origin.
Along Real street is the People’s Center and Library. It house volumes of books from the US, Europe and other countries. It is often visited by local students as well as researchers coming from other parts of the Philippines.
The Philippine-Japan Commemorative Peace Park is a stone’s throw away from the City Hall. It was donated by the Tokyo Survivors Association on honor of soldier and paramilitary personnel who perished in WWII.
The Balyu-an Amphitheater located along the shores of Cancabato Bay if often the venue of cultural,musical, social and religious events. It is the sites of the annual Balyu-an Rites.
The Redona Residence was the official residence of President Sergio Osmena Sr. during the liberati0n period.
Built in 1910, the Price Mansion served as the residence and headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur for three months during the liberation period. In the general’s room a hole in the general’s rooom a hole in the wall caused by dud bomb has been preserved.