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Address: Marikina, Luzon, Philippines
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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Imelda's shoe collection on display

A small museum with friendly helpful staff . Many international and Filipino celebrities have donated a pair of their shoes. But the highlight surely has to be Imelda Marcos... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2015
Wishdocbrian
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Kuala Lumpur
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Marikina, Philippines
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very organized and courteous museum staff. The staff provides a catalogue of shoes and bags manufacturers to choose from should a visitor wants to order custom-made shoes.

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Thank cynchlsabado
Bulacan Province, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

It was an okayish visit. If you are here for a well spent day in a museum might as well visit book museum nearby (around 30 mins from here). This museum contains shoes as the name suggest but could at least make the experience more engaging and more informative as why Marikina became the shoe capital etc.

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Thank marionette-aya
Marikina, Philippines
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88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I wish the government's tourism office could improve the content of the tour and maybe think of more interactive/interesting activities inside the museum. So much potential.

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Thank mkcarolino
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

A very interesting museum for all the Filipinos and foreigners to visit. Imelda definitely had a varied collections of shoes and Marikina is the right place to exhibit. The Shoe Capital!

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Thank Andrea B
Kuala Lumpur
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

A small museum with friendly helpful staff . Many international and Filipino celebrities have donated a pair of their shoes. But the highlight surely has to be Imelda Marcos' collection of shoes . Can't help but have a sneaky feeling the museum is secretly funded by her. Captions were unduly sympathetic to her. No mention of the excesses and corruption... More 

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Marikina, Philippines
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

You'll be quite surprised to see a world wide known attraction all to be in that very very small place.

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Thank Michael O
Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I would say this is a worthwhile visit for anyone with enthusiasm for shoes, since 800 out of 3000 pairs of Imelda Marcos' shoes are on display, and what would a trip to Manila be without coming close to that?! It's fair to say the shoes here on show in cabinets are looking mostly a bit tired, which surprised me... More 

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Thank Linka
Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

It's a small one but it's supposed to be designed like a one huge walk in closet of shoes. And Imelda Marcos' entire shoe collection was transferred here. Yep, the small place is actually big for all these pairs of shoes.

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

The tiny two-storey structure of a museum is a a five minute walk from the city's church (Our Lady of the Abandoned) in the center of town. The entrance fee is 50 pesos per adult, 40 pesos for senior citizens (60 years old and above) upon presentation of senior citizen ID. By the entrance are displayed some instruments and pieces... More 

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Thank Bernardita M
Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

We were initially drawn to the museum because we were curious to see how much of Imelda Marcos' legendary shoe collection was on display. And even though it's only a portion, the volume of shoes on display is still impressive. The museum is small and doesn't take more than 30 minutes to stroll through - unless you really want to... More 

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