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Address: Marcos Avenue, Batac, Luzon, Philippines
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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Paying our respect to Marcos

Our whole family went to see and appreciate the items at the museum that would give the children an idea how life was back then. The place was well maintained and they have so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our whole family went to see and appreciate the items at the museum that would give the children an idea how life was back then. The place was well maintained and they have so much things that show what the Ilocanos wear back then and what was their livelihood. It was air-conditioned so the kids did not feel any discomfort... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Laoag is a Marcos place. Then and now. 2005 I was here, this place was run down, the only thing we get to do here to pay Php 10.00 view the wax corpse of the dictator. 9 yrs later today, I was surprise for the Php 50.00 entrance fee and there is a Marcos museum showcasing projects during the dictator's... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The museum houses memorabilia of former President Marcos – both the significant (like writings) and the trivial (like license plates). There are also a few dresses of then First Lady Imelda Marcos. But it is still the mausoleum that is the main attraction. It is quite cold inside and there is an overpowering sweet smell that my nephew speculates is... More 

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Cavite City, Philippines
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

"History is written by the victor," as they say. There truly isn't one side to any story and the Marcos Museum presents you with a very organized and detailed recollection of the late President's life. Filled with emotions that range from sadness to glee, the human element of President Marcos' story is what really gets you. The museum provides you... More 

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Baguio City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a place of learning about Ferdinand Marcos. Kids and adult alike will learn and appreciate the late strong man. There are volunteers inside to answer questions and give details on whats inside. There is also a waiting area which shows some interviews of Marcos and his mother.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

we went there on a very hot sunny day. i wish we could stay inside marcos' museleo and enjoy the AC.. But seriously, not much to see besides the vendors outside.

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Abulog, Cagayan, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There is really not much to see but pandemonium of visitors, street vendors, tricycles etc. The museum is located at the commercial district of Batac. If your a first time visitor here, you might find it a challenge looking for a parking space so it's better you have a local guide do it for you. Everyone is doing the traffic.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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