Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, Batac
(3.1/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Batac trip itinerary planner to visit Marcos Museum & Mausoleum on your trip to Batac, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The whole life of Ferdinand Marcos and his family is laid out for people to fathom and besieged. Very clear that the whole city is still so Much in love with this fallen leader . It gives insight to h...  more »
  • If you like history, then this place is for you. Take a look back Pres. Marcos' humble beginnings, his love story, his reign and up until his demise. Also, you'll get to see him in flesh, which is cre...  more »
  • It's not everyday you see the remains of a former President, perfectly preserved. It helps to see Marcos was very human too in spite of his power and role in Philippine history. 
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  • After finally reaching the province of Ilocos Norte, we headed to the town of Batac… and to one of the many houses owned by the Marcoses. Dark gray clouds started to appear and hovered over the town...😜
  • Informative. Well maintained. Plus you'll see the late ex-president in a cold glass box. Not creepy at all.
  • A museum for a dictator. Personally i didnt like the place, but ive never had a soft spot for murderous dictatorships.
  • Wish ko sana maka punta ako dito