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“Worth the stopover..” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Malacanang Of The North

Malacanang Of The North
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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187 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Worth the stopover..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Palace of the North as what some says faces the serene Paoay Lake and its magnificent. For a small entrance fee, you get to see one of the presidential houses built by the Marcoses.

Though it is way old, the local government is trying to preserve it. The furniture are all made of hardwood. The rooms also show each quarters of the Marcos children. The biggest one of course is the master bedroom which has a living/dining area and a very big bathroom. I think the Master bedroom area occupies about 1/2 of the 2nd floor area.

Visited January 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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88 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Part Lovely, Part Tacky”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Nothing extraordinary or of note but I particularly liked how serene and well-maintained this Palace is. For PHP30.00 per adult, I guess it might as well be.

Suggestion: To match the furniture's authenticity, perhaps it's best not to use bedsheets and pillowcases that can be bought in SM? They give the rooms a tacky feel.

Visited August 2012
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Daly City, California
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Historic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

We went on a wonderfully sunny May morning and the weather definitely highlighted the beauty of the home and the grounds, especially the great view of the Paoay Lake. The home is a great place to see how the Marcos family lived, but also a great place to experience uniquely Philippine architecture and handiwork.

I'm sure the politics of some may get in the way of the enjoyment of this place (or maybe even as far as not wanting to even go), but it is an excellent place to appreciate architecture, Filipino history, and the interesting mix of opulence and uniquely down to earth Filipino lifestyle.

Visited May 2012
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Maui, Hawaii
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

If you are happened to be in North, you gotta see this place especially the famous Paoay Lake.

Visited May 2012
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Makati
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Nice Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

It is well maintained. I had a wonderful time taking pictures. Upstairs, you have a great view of Paoay Lake.

Visited March 2012
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