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Address: Marcos Avenue, Batac, Luzon, Philippines
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Description: A museum dedicated to the political doings of President Ferdinand Marcos...
A museum dedicated to the political doings of President Ferdinand Marcos, whose waxen body lies in air-conditioned splendor.
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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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 

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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 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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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 

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Baguio, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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

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Davao City, Philippines
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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 

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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 

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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 

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Bacoor, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is my second time to visit Marcos Museum and Mausoleum and on both occasion, we almost didn't make it because it closes 4pm and we arrived 4:10pm before. We pleaded with the staff there and they let us see the Mausoleum the first time. On this second visit, we arrived 530pm, luckily, there was a tour consisting of 3... More 

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Dumaguete City, Dumaguete, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It's a privilege for me to get to see Marcos in his Mausoleum. Taking pictures is not allowed inside it. Beside the mausoleum they have this museum wherein you can see everything about Marcos and his works when he was a president. I was still a child during Marcos time, but I am reading history books and Marcos was not... More 

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Cabuyao, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Late Former President Ferdinand Marcos' Mausoleum is the one that I found the most beautiful and interesting spot inside the Marcos' Residence because of its exterior wall that is made in large bricks or something like that and the peaceful interior design, but it is creepy because when you walked in, it was painted in black and the light... More 

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