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Address: Marcos Avenue, Batac, Luzon, Philippines
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A museum dedicated to the political doings of President Ferdinand...

A museum dedicated to the political doings of President Ferdinand Marcos, whose waxen body lies in air-conditioned splendor.

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A must to see if your ever in Batac. See the preserved body of the late president. And the museum tells you all about him and his life. You can't take photos of the body but there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Linda J
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White Plains, New York
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing here except for a wax replica of Ferdinand Marcos' body and a hokey museum. I would skip this and visit Malacanang Of The North instead. Better museum, in a much more beautiful setting.

Thank Aileen T
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I loved reading the history of Marcos' life. There are brief descriptions of each stage of his life. For someone like me who skipped most of Social Studies in Filipino high school, it was educational to learn more about this intelligent and talented hero of the Ilocanos. As for my 12 year-old daughter, the trip increased her respect for him,... More 

Thank Olivia T
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A must to see if your ever in Batac. See the preserved body of the late president. And the museum tells you all about him and his life. You can't take photos of the body but there are plenty on the net.

Thank Linda J
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's more modern now after the renovation but i prefer the older one because they have more Marcos collections and Imelda'a shoes collections aren't there anymore. But it is worth the visit especially seeing former President Marcos'es body. It's something which is an unforgettable moment in my life. The museum requires entrance fee now compared to before but it's still... More 

2 Thank Marizel L
Hamilton, Bermuda
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219 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was not part of MY itinerary but since I was traveling with my parents and they wanted to see the Marcos Museum, I just went along with it. Well, the Museum was good for a history lesson as I knew so little of Former President Marcos. I never knew that his courtship with Imelda lasted about 11 days. Talk... More 

1 Thank Yarril
Cebu City, Philippines
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The museum contains memorabilia from Marcos' reign as a president. On the ground floor, there are monobloc chairs facing a television with an a/v presentation. The quality of the a/v presentation was actually pretty terrible though. When you go up the stairs, the memorabilia are placed really strangely. There aren't any directions where you should got so I looked at... More 

1 Thank Chesca U
Baguio, Philippines
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have no dislikes at all. In fact i love the place because the Museum reflects one Of the Philippine's greatest history. Its educational

1 Thank Lionheart0812
Davao City, Philippines
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106 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

MARCOS MAUSOLEUM Being a Filipino, it is to my mind a privilege to be able to see the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos’ remains. The officer-in-charge said that we were lucky as the glass tomb was elevated for viewing during our visit. He said that there are times when the glass tomb is nestled 6 feet below. I managed to ask... More 

Thank 6452
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was okay when two supporters asked people not to take photos of former president Marcos' body in the mausoleum. What was terrible was the way they told off the people like "Don't shoot photos unless you want your camera dashed to pieces!", or something like "If I catch you taking photos, you'll be the next corpse who will be... More 

2 Thank Grass P
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

...I kept telling myself that. I am not a fan of the subject. Visited strictly as a tourist; took pictures, appreciated the memorabilias, took some more pictures. I even went into the mausoleum. Taking photos wasn't allowed, unfortunately. The smell of formaldehyde (I'm assuming) got stuck in my throat. That was disgusting. On the other hand, the guy selling fresh,... More 

2 Thank Noël C

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