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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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Crowded in the Summer

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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United Kingdom
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited this museum to see the artefacts of the Marcos own things when they in power. Parking is a problem as you're are parked at least 150 meters away from the museum. Tip: You're not allowed to take pictures of Marcos remains.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited an hour before closing time on a weekday. There was no queue to see President Marcos' remains in the mausoleum. I did not detect any 'sweet smell' as one other TA reviewer recently claimed. Viewing the body left me underwhelmed, but as a foreigner I was not present during the Marcoses' time in power. The reception charged me... More 

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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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