June 13, 2013

Leyte Travel Series: The Capitol in Tacloban

Leyte Travel Series is a series of posts that will describe the places I have explored here in Leyte, my home province.

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.

12 comments:

  1. Aside from sight-seeing and taking pictures of those monuments, what else are good to do in Tacloban?

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    1. Hello! There are a lot of things to do in Tacloban like food tripping or tasting Leyte's local delicacies, or just chillin' at the parks, or heritage walks just like. Tacloban is full of historic spots, so you should never miss visiting them. :)

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  2. I was able to visit Tacloban twice over a decade ago and the place is just historic and also very clean. I also love the seafoods served to us in Tacloban.

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    1. Great! It's nice that you have enjoyed your trip in Tacloban!

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  3. aww another historical province na dapat puntahan.. sana makapunta din ako dyan to explore your hometown. btw, great photos, ganda ng capitol.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenny! Yeah, if you have time, explore Eastern Visayas! :)

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  4. Leyte is one of the dream places that I wanted to visit. I want to take a stroll in San Juanico Bridge to the McArthur's Landing Statue.

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    1. Oh, great! Then explore Leyte soon, there are a lot of places to visit here-- it will be worth it! :)

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  5. That's beautiful. The buildings are white and the surroundings look clean. So photogenic!

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    1. Thank you so much! That's true, so beautiful to look at! :)

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