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Malacanang Of The North

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Address: Paoay Lake | Suba, Luzon, Philippines
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A Mansion Steeped in History

A must-see if you want to know how former President Marcos used to live and understand his efforts to better the Philippines! Having a guide tell us stories made history come... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
Katz Z
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing really to do here, the view was nice over seeing the wide place and the sea across. taking some pictures is a must. Don't leave your gadgets unattended.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The Marcos picked a perfect spot in building this Mansion of the North. You can see the opulence of their lifestyle with the magnificent palatial Space they share with a family of five. The lake background in the back of the house is just breathtaking . I would love to just sit in their garden and enjoy the sunrise or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A must-see if you want to know how former President Marcos used to live and understand his efforts to better the Philippines! Having a guide tell us stories made history come alive :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

If I have a house such like this, I would definitely go out in the city. I would just stay in my veranda and relax. This house is the Malacanang of the North as it is assembles like the Malacanang Palace. Situated facing the Paoay Lake, this gives a fantastic view of the azure water. This house was a gift... More 

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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Food and drinks are not allowed, there are a few furniture left but there's not much to it. The place is situated by the lake and the view is so great!

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Davao City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Former President Marcos used to hold office here. The Malacañang ti Amianan, as how locals would call it, is a grand mansion with beautiful grounds, overlooking a lake. This was a birthday gift from first lady, Imelda Marcos, to the former

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

facing the paoay lake, the view from the veranda is so relaxing you can actually fall asleep just by staring at the azure water. this historical place was once off limits to the public but fortunately, the ilocos norte tourism council decided to open this to boost the booming economy of the province.so glad they did!come and experience how the... More 

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Marikina, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

From Vigan we decided to visit the Northern side of Ilocos to see what they call Malacanang of the North. This used to be the residence of the Marcoses and now a tourist attraction. The house is so big (2-storey and the lot area itself. It faces the sea which is very calming and refreshing. It showed how the Marcoses... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beautiful big old house overlooking Paoay lake. Wonderful architectural & interior designs. I fell in love with the huge capiz windows and wooden floors both at the 2nd floor. This is worth visiting in your Ilocos trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Amazing place by the lake where the Marcos once lived, while the poor lived in slums. Great for photos, but parking is difficult as it is limited. A very good place to educate the young about the excesses of the Marcos.

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