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“Reminder of the Past” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tobacco Monopoly Monument

Tobacco Monopoly Monument
Ranked #6 of 10 things to do in Laoag
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Makati
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Reminder of the Past”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

It is in front of the provincial capitol. I went there early morning before having my breakfast. Nothing much to see but I am impressed by the cleanliness of the park and the provincial capitol. There were workers watering the grass and trees and sweeping dirt.

As I am looking at the monument, I remembered my history class when I was in high school. I imagined how the Filipinos were forced by the Spaniards to plant tobacco. The tobacco monopoly is certainly one of the reasons of Spain's downfall in the Philippines.

It's a great feeling to visit places that you learned in school.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Bakersfield, California
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143 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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“Very Nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

Wonderful monument located in the middle of the town square, under trees and numerous areas to sit. Traffic continually circling around the circle. A little dirty with trash flying around and garbage cans needed to be changed, but not too bad considering it was during a fiesta.

Visited February 2012
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Sta. Rosa, Laguna
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simple”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

I came here with my ex-bf sighting a Pagudpod-Laoag-Vigan Trip. it was part of our itinerary and all I can say is its a SIMPLE Monument not that extravagant compared to Rizal Park in Manila. Its near a capitol of the city.. I really thought it would be huge.. but still its worth a picture to take. =)

Visited August 2011
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