The Leyte Provincial Capitol
When Pondering Paodaolei visited Leyte last year, my friend and I toured her around Tacloban. And we explored the Capitol first.
The Leyte Provincial Capitol served as the Capitol Building of the Philippines from October 23, 1944 to February 27, 1945-- the time of the Philippine Commonwealth Government. Now, it is the seat of the provincial government of Leyte. It is located along Senator Enage St. and Magsaysay Boulevard in Tacloban City.
You will immediately notice the great architecture of this edifice which was built during the American period.
You can also see two murals on the sides of the building: the First Christian Mass in Limasawa Island and the landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Palo.
You can also spot statues of people and lions, flagpoles, and canyons around the Capitol Complex.
Just across the Capitol is Plaza Libertad.
|The Leyte Provincial Capitol as viewed at Plaza Libertad.|
How to go there?
If you are in Tacloban City proper, ride a motorcab that will take you to the Capitol or Plaza Libertad. If you have ample time, you can do a walking tour around the central part of Tacloban.