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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord’s Transfiguration. Also known as Palo Cathedral, a gigantic and elegant church built in the year 1956 by the Jesuits which became their residence for some time. In the year 1768. In 1850, the church was repaired with the supervision of Fr. Agustin de Consuegra, who oversaw the construction of the two towers of the church. The church was declared a cathedral on March 25, 1938, with Msgr. Manuel Mascariñas as its’ first bishop. Now it is one of the main pilgr

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MacArthur Landing Memorial Park

MacArthur Landing Memorial Park

2.66km from Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration

Located at Red Beach, Palo, the Leyte Landing Memorial is a park reminding us of an important event in history — the return of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. This was the fulfillment of his promise to the Filipino people to come back an help free the Philippines from the Japanese. At the heart of the park, by the beach, is a manmade pool with bigger than life bronze statues of Gen. MacArthur, President Sergio Osmena, Jr. and more.

Santo Niño Parish Church

Santo Niño Parish Church

9.25km from Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration

A beautiful church that was located in the heart of Tacloban city. The Church of Santo Niño de Tacloban became the bastion of Catholicism in this city of 220,000, The Sto. Niño safeguards the evangelical faith of approximately 70% of Taclobanons who are Catholics. The Taclobanons continues to enjoy the miracles and graced lavished by their beloved King. it is now one of the main pilgrimage centers in this area.

San Juanico Bridge

San Juanico Bridge

16.07km from Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration

The San Juanico Bridge is a 2.16-kilometer long bridge that connects the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. The bridge spans the narrowest point of the San Juanico Strait, which separates Leyte from Samar. The San Juanico Bridge is one of the most iconic structures in the Philippines and is a symbol of national unity.

Sohoton Caves & Natural Bridge Park

Sohoton Caves & Natural Bridge Park

29.06km from Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration

Sohoton Natural Bridge Natural Park is divided by the Sohoton river which is surrounded by thick, lush jungle covering majestic limestone cliffs. The Natural Park is situated on the island of Samar in the Eastern Visayas and can be accessed easily from Tacloban city. The entire area is 455,700 hectares, home of the various wildlife, rivers, and cave connections.

Lake Danao

Lake Danao

33.78km from Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration

Lake Danao is considered as Ormoc City’s main natural attraction. This violin-shaped lake on the mountains of Ormoc was previously named Lake Imelda but was changed to Lake Danao Natural Park afterwards. It is covering an area of 148 hectares and is about 700 meters above sea level. The lake that also includes the Amandawin mountain range is 18 kilometers northeast of Ormoc City, half an hour drive along the Milagro – Lake Danao and San Pablo – Tongonan roads.

Agas-Agas Bridge

Agas-Agas Bridge

73.72km from Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration

The highest bridge in the Philippines, This bridge crosses a deep ravine in the Eastern Visayas region of the country. The scenic location inspired the highway department to build a viewing deck on top of one of the piers in the middle of the bridge as well as parking areas on both sides with comfort rooms to rest. Future plans include the possibility of a bungee jump operation from the span.

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Leyte isknown as the site of the largest naval battle in modern history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which took place during the Second World War.

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