Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, Batac

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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 museum does not provide guides to tell you what is inside nor how you should go about inside the museum.Although you can read many facts about Marcoses (not just about ex President Ferdinand Marco...  more »
  • We've heard and read about Marcos as a politician but not how much he had spent his life. This is a great place to explore more of him and the best thing- see his actual waxed body (They already burie...  more »
  • Went with 3 other people and spent a lot of time looking at the memorabilia from the Marcos years. Of course the mausoleum was empty....  more »
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  • 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!
  • Organized, well-maintained and not too expensive. It offers a glimpse on the life of the Marcoses
  • 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.
  • The place is well-maintained with the fees they are collecting.
  • Perhaps this is one of the most controversial historical sites in the country. It was the "burial" place of the former President Ferdinand Marcos until he was formally "buried" in Libingan ng mga Bayani a few months ago.