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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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I am a big Marcos fan

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Bacoor, Philippines
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Should have looked at the banners outside of the museum instead of paying P50. Crowded, limited parking and a tourists galore... I don't have to know more than what I already know about the Marcos'es. I'm a supporter but this is place is too much glorification.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Expecting the former Dictator's residence and mausoleum to at least be presentation to visitors, boy was I wrong. It has fallen into very hard times of neglect. Lets start with the Art & Picture Museum, the outside is presentable, but the inside shows old & fading photos and posters. Not worth the visit. Around the corner is the former president's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The one-sidedness of the place crept me out! It's like the locals do not know that he became dictator and ripped our country of bullions and bullions of gold. Oh well. Taking photos of Marcos' remains is not allowed.

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Boracay, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Located at the heart of Batac City. Good thing to be experienced by tourists and be part of Ilocos trip but dont expect anything grand aside from the mausoleum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Nice one sided take on all the things Marcos did. Then again what do you expect being in his territory. Few interesting things on his early schooling university being in the army congress changing parties and then becoming president , of course wouldn't be complete without the story of meeting the rose of tacloban. Next building was the mausoleum which... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Information was one sided and that I can accept because your in Marcos Presidential Museum, but this museum really need more written information, pictures and audio visual material. I spent a whole day when I visited Reagan Presidential library, here it only took me about 30 min.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

An unusual museum with the mausoleum next door. Th emueum is only charged for tourists but it is a few peso and worth the 'donation'. Sadly it is not very well signed and even the direction arrows dont make it clear as to were to go to follow Marcos' story. This was a shame as when we did get it... More 

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