Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, Batac

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3/5 based on 95 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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  • batac is a very beautiful town. Compared to other cities is very beautiful. Ferdinand, Imelda's sweets and I, in what local politicians? I figured the Batak Church not like sit and look. Is a little sad. This is where necessary in the modern history of the Philippines.
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  • I will not comment on the narrative being promoted by the museum as it is clearly privately established by the late dictator's family. Nonetheless, it provided a very good insight on how Ferdinand Mar...  read more »
  • We enjoyed how this place nurtured its historical stuffs. It was really beautiful knowing that this place does exist. We enjoyed sightseeing in this mansion. 
  • Wish ko sana maka punta ako dito
  • No matter how you feel about the Marcos family, it's a good stop. History ftw!
  • While not very detailed the exhibits in this 2 story house/museum at least give some balance to otherwise negative coverage of this fellow. A lot was accomplished under his administration and it is too bad all that seems to be remembered are his wife's shoes. It is worth your time and it is located next to the church square in a pleasant small town.Give it a try. Marcos' mausoleum is a large stone ediface next door.
  • People were nice and parking was not an issue. Power outage made us miss this leg of the trip. Waited for 2 hours to be denied entrance because their power out.
  • I don't know how to rate this to be honest but I know it would be great(judging fromwhat people say). My family arrived in the museum at 4:30, which was closing time. The people working there closed it earlier. I was quite disappointed because it left my family and more families and other groups of tourist who also just arrived sad. My dad was asking a question to one of the personnel there and he didn't give his attention to him. He left us hanging there. I felt "binastos" in Tagalog, knowing this place is a tourist attraction, and it would take hundreds of kilometers to get there and also a lot of time to get there. I really felt disappointed. Those group of guys working there would leave an impression of what a Filipino is(for foreigners visiting), which is not what a Filipino is, "yung basta na lang makauwi." They are nakakahiya. Filipinos are known to be hospitable and hardworking. I cannot forget that moment, it was really rude. on April 10,2015
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