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Marcos Museum & Mausoleum

Batac, Luzon, Philippines
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Type: Specialty Museums
Description: A museum dedicated to the political doings of President Ferdinand Marcos, whose waxen body lies in air-conditioned splendor.
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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I'm not a fan of the man and his legacy in the Philippines. However, many of my partner's relatives have lived in Ilocos Norte all of their lives. It's amazing to me just how much influence the Marcos family still has today in this part of the country and even nationally. Anyway, I found the visit here to be fascinating... More

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I am a Marcos fan and it was great to see this place finally! I have been wanting to come and visit my "president." I love the experience.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was touching to still see the physical remains of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos despite the so many years that passed since he died. Visitors are reminded not to touch anything around the coffin.

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Taguig City, Philippines
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of those museums worth going to. There's enough information about his personal life and career. I got to know him better. Seeing his body (?) at the mausoleum is fine but the music inside makes it creepy, same with the flowers around. I really wonder if it's really him laying there. Tip: If you're a student, bring... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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72 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First time to see the remains of our former president on a casket. Nice to see some of the memorabilia of the former president from the time he tops the bar exams 'til he become the president up to his death. Try to visit this place.

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My first time to be in a mausoleum where the actual dead body is displayed. I saw only sarcophagus placed on top of the tomb like Napoleon Bonaparte's displayed at the chapel behind Hotel des Invalides. and that of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi displayed inside Cebu Cathedral. I saw a very solemn and dignified tomb. It appeared Marcos is still... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Having grown up when Marcos was in power in the Philippines, and seeing him on the news from time to time, it was interesting to know more about the man, and what visions he held for his country. So much in the West was coverage of his, not to mention his wife's, excesses, so to see the history of the... More

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Being an ILOCANO myself and have grown in the neighboring province of ABRA during the MARCOS time, it was my pleasure to be able to go and see the President Marcos Presidential Center where his memorabilias and paraphernalias are on display. When I was entering the museum, where the windows are the old type with sea shells, I was taken... More

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Bulan, Sorsogon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The place is very accessible even if you are not bringing a vehicle of your own. The picture museum reminded of the Marcos' glory days. This attraction is really rich in history. Nice place to visit.

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Cavite City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

serve as back in time of our history how marcos made legacy to our country not only for ilocos region but for the country.

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