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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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Good thing to be experienced.....

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.

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

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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Staines, 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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Quezon City, Philippines
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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