Marcos Mausoleum and Museum: Visiting the Late President

We had to leave the majestic Paoay Church immediately after taking some pictures since we have to reach the Marcos Mausoleum before it clo...

We had to leave the majestic Paoay Church immediately after taking some pictures since we have to reach the Marcos Mausoleum before it closes at noon.


Marcos Mausoleum and Museum is located in the heart of Batac, Ilocos Norte. It houses some memorabilia and contributions of the late President to Philippine history. It also showcases some of the family's and the First Lady's items.



Also located in the same compound is the mausoleum of the late President. Take note that cameras are not allowed. Inside the dim lit room with Gregorian chant music playing, lies the body of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos. Some say it is only a wax replica and his body was already buried below the fiberglass coffin. Some say it is the original body and the family refuses to bury him unless given a State funeral fit for a former president.

The Marcos Museum is open 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 5:00pm, the whole week except on Tuesdays. An entrance fee of P 50 is collected upon entering the museum.

Before traveling to Vigan, we had a quick snack in the nearby Batac Empanadahan which is just across the museum. Each stall offer a variety of empanada. We had Double Special (Php 60) which consist of 2 longganisas, an egg, grated green papaya and bean sprouts wrapped inside an orange rice flour crust. Too bad we were not able to taste their Batac Miki since we were pressed for time.



Next stop, Juan Luna Shrine.

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  1. I would love to be able to visit Marcos Mausoleum one day soon. I also am wondering why the government isn't giving the former president the state burial that he rightfully deserves.
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