PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL SITES
BUGA-BUGA HILLS, Villaba
- A monument to Japanese sacrifices in World War 11. (D)
HILL 120, Dulag
-The site of the raising of the U.S. Flag by U.S. Forces. (D)
HILL 222, Palo
- Commemorates the liberation of the town by U.S. Forces. (D)
- Site of the first Christian mass in Asia on March ,3 1521. (B)
MacARTHUR PARK, Palo
- Life-sized bronze statues of the General, President Sergio omega, Generals Carlos Romulo and Basilio Valdez and four American officers. Commemorating the famous landing. (D)
PHILIPPINEUAPANESE PEACE MEMORIAL, Ormoc City
- Remembers the sacrifices by troops on both sides, (D)
PRICE MANSION, Tacloban
- The temporary headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur. (D)
STONE GARDEN OF PEACE, Palo
- Pledges of peace from variousworld leaders. (E)
- Site of the massacre of 44 American soldiers by Filipino Revolutionaries in 1901. (C)
- Site of Magellan's first landing in the Philippines. (B)
SUMOROY'S MARKER, Palapag
- A large monument to the 17th Century resistance leader to Spanish dominance. (B) H-8
SAMAR ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, Calbayog
- A rich repository of burial jars, grates, jewelry, coins and porcelain, (A/B)
CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES
PALO CATHEDRAL, Palo
- Built in 1596, the cathedral features an altar covered in gold leaf.
SANTO NINO SHRINE, Tacloban
- The most important religious Site in the provincial capital.
SHRINE OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, Hinangunan
- A favorite destination for pilgrims.
BASEY CHURCH, Basey
- A 17th Century church, featuring a watchtower and old images of saints painted on the ceiling.
- A 16th Century cathedral that has been extensively remodeled.
CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Guiuan
- A 16th Century fortress church, which has remained untouched.
- Still retains its cannon (lantaka) and fort (kuta), which served as the islanders' refuge during the Moro raids.