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Marcos Family Residence in Ilocos

The Marcos Family was considered the “royal family” of the Martial law Era and has built many... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Lovely mansion

This wonderful house was the residence of the Marcos family many years ago. It occupies a... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Paoay Lake | Suba, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a big place. We had to pay entrance fees. It wasn't what I expected considering it was the Malacanang of the North. Very dark and the people in charge were not really very friendly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan654846
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

we have toured Ilocos and Malacanang of the North charges the highest entrance fee of 30 pesos. Despite the pricey fee, the mansion seemed to be needing care and maintenance. It is interesting though to imagine how the Marcoses lived in that mansion.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AliceEstrellaG
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The Marcos Family was considered the “royal family” of the Martial law Era and has built many houses and retreats in the country. One is the MALACANANG OF THE NORTH which served as the official residence of the Marcoses in Ilocos Norte. The house is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jundavid0908
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This wonderful house was the residence of the Marcos family many years ago. It occupies a breathtaking location with wonderful views across the lake. The rooms are interesting but do not contain much in the way of artifacts or memorabilia

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Worldwatcher
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Entrance fee?! for what? come on people, its a great view for tourists but why do you need to have EXPENSIVE entrance fees?!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank zoeyfufu
Reviewed 11 May 2018

You will say that this is grandeur but this just matched up the how easy our lives during the days of the Marcoses. I am glad that this is personal property of the wealthy Marcoses that it cannot be corrupted by the post people power...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lemmorcv
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A place to see how the ex-President of the Philippines and his family lived. The mansion is a dream. The lake view is breathtaking. But there’s not much active here.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank medvtan
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A must visit.. The house is amazing.. Nature lover..amazing view.. The materials use for the house and furnitures were nice. They preserved the house very well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AizaJ
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visit this place if you are in Ilocos. Aside from seeing the actual office /house that Ex president Marcos built, you will learn important matters and accomplishments he gave to the country. Indeed a strong and smart leader . The structure sits on a vast...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank manilabelle
Reviewed 17 March 2018

1) Been here several times and each time you see a different perspective 2) Once I was able to chance with a guided tour, a weekend...it was a good learning experience 3)

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from ReeiiinnnN | Reviewed this property |
it's part of our itenerary so they did not require us to pay anything in the area.
Beth R
8 July 2016|
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Response from Chef T | Reviewed this property |
No, you need to pay for it. Prices vary depend if Adults or Children.