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Marcos Museum & Mausoleum

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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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Gives you a one sided story

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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272 attraction reviews
1,103 helpful votes 1,103 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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1,314 reviews 1,314 reviews
495 attraction reviews
2,967 helpful votes 2,967 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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