Malacanang Of The North, Ilocos Norte Province

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A mansion overlooking the sea, Malacanang Of The North once served as home of former president Ferdinand E. Marcos. Today, it functions as a museum detailing the turbulent political situation when Marcos ruled under martial law--which ended with a revolution in 1986. Tour guides on hand can answer all of your questions, or you can read the brochures and signs in several languages. If you're there just for the architecture and art, walk around by yourself and admire numerous paintings on the walls. Put Malacanang Of The North into our Laoag online journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Laoag.
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  • Malacanang of the North was the residence of former president Ferdinand Marcos. Today, it serves as a museum that shows old pics of their family, Filipiniana dress of Imelda Marcos, bedrooms, some of ...  more »
  • For an entrance fee of 20 pesos (adult) one can have a glimpse of Marcoses lifestyle. The palace is not as lavish as I expected to be.  more »
  • The MalacaƱang of the North is a presidential museum in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. It was the residence of the family of Ferdinand Marcos when he was the President of the Philippines.( 10th Pre...  more »
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  • Place is nice and well maintained. During our visit, we were lucky to have a guide sharing history of the place. Tour was focused on the achievements of the country during the Marcos era such as Dambana ng Kagitingan in Bataan, Zamboanga International Airport, and PAN Pacific highway that connected the whole country. There is a 30 PHP entrance fee but it's very much worth it. Place is near Paoay Church - a usual stop over in Laoag for tourists coming home from their Pagudpud tour.
  • A historical exhibit of the power and influence (even affluence) of the Marcoses. Hispanic colonial architecture is highlighted here as well as memorabilia of President Ferdinand Marcos's pet projects and national agenda for the Philippines.
  • The house is grand, spacious and has a beautiful view overlooking a lake. Entrance is not free but the toilets did not have any toilet paper!
  • Awesome view! I enjoyed taking pictures inside the mansion.
  • Historic Place. One can see the achievements of one of the great leaders of our country..

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