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Address: Marcos Avenue, Batac, Luzon, Philippines
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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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Revisionist History, but still worthwhile to visit!

It was a enriching, if bizarre, experience to go into the "homecourt" of the dictator that ruled the Philippines for two decades. Impressively prepared, it's nice to see how the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LuisArcangel
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marcos served as the president of the Philippines for two decades... that makes him the longest-serving president. This mausolem houses his preserved body. Though there are rumours that this is a waxed version of his body. Visit this if you believe that the body encased inside the glass is the real body of the former president.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a enriching, if bizarre, experience to go into the "homecourt" of the dictator that ruled the Philippines for two decades. Impressively prepared, it's nice to see how the story of a strongman is seen from another lens. While most of the country holds him in disdain, here he is treated like a hero. The mausoleum was quite the... More 

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Thank LuisArcangel
Metro Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Care to read and find out more about Marcos during Ilocos Norte travel wouldn't hurt. Entrance is free

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Thank jgmfdc1029
Stockton on Tees
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

As a "one off" visit to Batac, one could not leave here without a visit to this attraction. Having seen the "Marcos" era from the other side of the world, this is history to be seen at first hand, even if one does not understand everything about it. A "must do" if in Batac.

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Thank Adrian A
White Plains, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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.

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Thank Aileen T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Olivia T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Linda J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Yarril
Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

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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