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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. To visit Malacanang Of The North and get the most from your holiday in Paoay, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paoay tourist route planner.
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  • Malacanang of the north is all about Ferdinand Marcos.It shows some old objects from the past and the Marcoses way of life. It is not air-conditioned except what appears to be the ex president's old o...  more »
  • Glad my driver decided to stop here so I could visit. I love history and museums, so I was happy the house had been restored and open to the public. Entrance is 50 pesos. It would have been helpful if...  more »
  • The place is just a few minutes away from the sand dunes and they ask for 30 pesos entrance for adults and 10 for kids. I feel grateful to have visited this place, even though it was intentionally mad...  more »
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  • Historic place filled with Marcos' Memorabilia. I was so amazed at how clean it was. Even the toilet!It also has a mini-bar. Worth a visit if you're going North
  • If you like to learn more about President Ferdinand Marcos and his influence in Philippine history (albeit in this museum, it's the "alternative" side), head on here. The museum was once the presidential residence of Marcos and his family whenever he goes up North. It has a commanding view of Paoay Lake. Just have an open mind when you're here and be sensitive.
  • We went to MalacaƱang of the North twice. On our first visit, there was a wedding function and we were restricted to go to the lake viewing area. But it was okay because the guide we had toured us around and really gave a good insight about the place. The place is well kept. The second time we went there was a bit crowded, so the kids didn't enjoy it as much as the first time we were there. What I liked most about the place is that the security of the area are the previous PSG of the Marcoses and they still use the uniform which adds a realistic approach. :)
  • Nice place to stop by. Some stores are around the place for some pasalubong.
  • Just an old run down hotel or home for retirement but now museum. Theres really nothing to see here. Just old architecture. Plus theres like a 30php entrance.