Marcos Museum and Mausoleum

Marcos Ave., Batac, Ilocos Norte

Marcos Museum and Mausoleum
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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

Marcos Museum and Mausoleum  is situated in the heart of Batac City, Ilocos Norte. The museum shows memorabilia of the late president.   The large and solemn mausoleum contains the glass-encased coffin in which Marcos' embalmed body has been on public display since shortly after his remains were brought home in 1993.

Source:  Wikipedia

Remove Martial Law from the equation,  i think Macoy is one of the smartest leaders we had.  This is based of the stories i heard from Grams and old cabbies i chat with whilst stuck in C5 traffic.  I read somewhere that the economic plan of Singapore was his platform,  same with the implementation of the train system.  Behind every man's success there is a woman hiding on the sidelines,  i guess this much is true,  the lady who likes shoes is his greatest downfall.

Personal Opinions aside.  The structure is vintage,  wood,  varnish and capiz windows (you get the picture,  yes?)   Aside from the old-world feel,  you get to see Macoy's stuff -  diploma,  black and white photos,  suitcases,  shoes,  a hat,  newspaper clippings of him topping the Bar Exam.  Some of the memorabilia is from his stint as commander in chief.   Imelda is there too,  not in person but her presence.  She is known for her beauty and elegance.  Some of her dresses are on display too. 

The mausoleum houses the remains of Macoy.   No cameras allowed.  Guests can inspect whether the remain encases in a glass coffin is made of wax or the real thing.  Frankly,  i dont care.  Let's not create fuss over the dead.

I recommend visiting the museum if you want to have an objective opinion of the late president.

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Tommy T.
3.0 Stars

Marcos related artifacts

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Liezzy M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Yen D.
3.0 Stars

The late dictator’s mausoleum is where his “preserved” remains can be viewed enclosed in a glass crypt. It’s a small air-conditioned dimly-lit room filled with artificial flowers going around the crypt. Upon entering, you will hear pipe-in music that is quite Gregorian chant-ish that actually gave me goosebumps!

The lessons I have learned in Philippine history back in school suddenly played back in my mind. I actually had mixed feelings seeing Mr. Marcos there – weird, creepy and saddening.
Note: Picture taking is not allowed inside the mausoleum.

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Nikki C.
3.0 Stars

It was an interesting museum, a bit eerie.
Former Presidenf Marcos sleeping in a see-through-coffin just like Snow White. It's amazing how he never aged.

Visitors would speculate and wonder whether the one in the coffin is actually himself or could he be under the coffin. 128586128173⁉️

You can debate it with your friends, when you visit the museum

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Joy Vee A.
4.0 Stars

Photo and Video were not allowed inside the airconditioned Mausoleum. You had a chance to get a glimpse of the President that almost established all the Government Buildings and Institutions in the Philippines under his administration that previous and current government still use (maybe except for the Malacañan Palace).

All my respect was given to him upon seeing how worse our government situation now. The only corrupt person during his time vs so many sitting at the airconditioned government buildings today.

The Museum was also airconditioned but I'd like the directions inside the museum bigger so you would know where to start and next room to go.

NOTE: Do not forget to drop by BATAC RIVERSIDE EMPANADAHAN (LOOK for the Green and Orange building) All my friends were RAVING about it (Glomy's Empanadahan). They said it's better than Vigan Empanada. Sad to say I failed to check that place. 128546

On the photo I tried the Dragon Fruit dirty ice cream for P20. (just after the mausoluem) I enjoyed the apa! 127846

October 25, 2014
Saturday 10am

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Tin C.
4.0 Stars

Checked out Mr. Ferdinand Marcos how he looked like even on his death bed. Seems like hes just sleeping all made up beautifully!

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Annabel C.
5.0 Stars

Words cannot express how amazing and gorgeous this autobiographical museum is.

For 50 pesos, you have the opportunity to explore and get up close to one of the Philippines' most brilliant & misunderstood man that is the late President Ferdinand Marcos in an informative, not to mention detailed archive.

The effort and quality placed in the museum is clearly seen through the meticulous paraphernalia & documents arranged in chronological order that showcase Marcos' experiences, paired with an eloquent narrative that provides further insight to what would have been a purely 'Marcos Memorabilia Museum.'

All in all, I personally think that the place was brilliant! Packed with tasteful key items; like what would have been his school table as a child, a jail cell, etc.. to set each theme of Marcos' life different, but coming all together as rather a awe-inspiring experience.

Bonus points for Marcos' mausoleo that allegedly holds the real body of the late president, until the government grants the right for it to be buried at the 'libingan ng mga bayani.'

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Cette D.
3.0 Stars

One of the places we visited during our tour in Ilocos is Marcos Mausoleum. Been here almost 8 years ago and so Marcos' Mausoleum wasn't new to me. Although the Museum was.

It was a two level Museum, where first they let you watch Marcos' life. Upstairs was pictures and replicas of things Marcos and Imelda had. Well, it's good to know your history for 50php.

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Ria B.
3.0 Stars

The museum was small but housed a great amount of history. The entrance fee was quite reasonable and the museum tour guide was knowledgeable and really looked like she knows what she's talking about. But what made everything worth it was seeing Marcos' waxed body.

The empanada factory was near here so you should definitely try that. It was really good.

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