Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, Batac

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#2 of 9 in Museums in Ilocos Region
At Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, you can not only learn about the oppressive leader's life, but also have the bizarre experience of looking upon his preserved body encased in a glass box. President Ferdinand Marcos was understandably not loved by his people; after stealing millions of dollars from the country, violently oppressing the populace, and suppressing the media, he was eventually run out of office in 1986, finding exile in Hawaii until his death in 1989. At the behest of his wife's petitioning, the body was eventually allowed to return to his homeland, and was laid to rest in his museum's mausoleum. Though various people challenge that the body is real, claiming it to be a waxwork fraud, the mortician who worked on the body maintains its authenticity, and says he spent three weeks restoring it to a recognizable condition. Plan to visit Marcos Museum & Mausoleum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Batac attractions using our Batac trip planner .
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  • August 30, 2017
    I was able to appreciate the historical photos and the history that was shown. Otherwise I won't say much.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    So much history packed into this home. Open layout to the the view of a lake. Wooden floors, wooden beams, wooden stair case.. as I wandered through each room I got to see where the family rooms were ...  more »
  • June 25, 2017
    The museum provides guided tour to explain the history of Marcos. A nice stop for an ilocos norte tour  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    This place is truly historical! It is very infographic and well lit. I hope that they'll be able to preserve it for a long time!
  • June 15, 2017
    Organized, well-maintained and not too expensive. It offers a glimpse on the life of the Marcoses
  • July 10, 2017
    Guide Tour around the musuem with clear explanation for each section. You can take your time and takes photos.
  • December 17, 2016
    Was lucky enough to stumble upon the burial grounds of the late dictator. During my last visit, he was still lying there - cold and alone. You'd kind of feel sorry for him. I mean, after all, he did achieve something, good and bad. The place is informative and I believe that you'd learn a thing or two about the man who robbed people of a brighter future.
  • June 19, 2017
    The place is well-maintained with the fees they are collecting.

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