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Tobacco Monopoly Monument

Laoag City Plaza, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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An historical monument

It's a simple monument made of bricks since clayey soil is abundant in the Ilocos region. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2014
Mount_Arayat
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marikina
Interesting but limited

The Museum arranged well but what one sees is limited. The house display was good. The best part... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2013
agramsagitro
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good8%
  • Average68%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
28 Jul 2016
“Very simple Monument but Remarkable”
31 Aug 2016
“Try this at night”
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Laoag City Plaza, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

It's a simple monument made of bricks since clayey soil is abundant in the Ilocos region. It is located at the center of Aurora plaza, across the provincial capitol. This structure was erected when the Spanish monopoly on tobacco was lifted making it a victorious...More

2  Thank Mount_Arayat
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The Museum arranged well but what one sees is limited. The house display was good. The best part was the museum store that has a good selection and good quality local handwoven blankets and other items.

1  Thank agramsagitro
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Indeed this monument serves its purpose.. a reminder of how the tobacco business once flourished and bore the ilokano people's lives into the present state. It stands in the central park seen once one has crossed the bridge and enters the gateway to the city....More

2  Thank LoveMD24
Reviewed 9 May 2013

A monument to underscore the industriousness of Ilocano tobacco farmers seemed uninteresting to many tourists but for one who belong to the region it is very meaningful!!!

1  Thank HOG A BOL
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Another landmark of Laoag constructed at the foot of the Marcos Bridge, over the Laoag River, which commemorates the lifting of tobacco monopoly in the Philippines in accordance to the royal decree of June 5, 1881 of King Alfonso XIII in 1881.

4  Thank Justin Q
Reviewed 15 April 2013

the monument is right in the square with city hall looking stunning they have a waterfall and seats all around the traffic is always busy and early evening is the best time to visit.

1  Thank btaxi
Reviewed 6 April 2013

i though it was special or anything. like a factory. as it turns out it was a park near the capitol of the city.

1  Thank marte721
Reviewed 23 March 2013

It is just a monument from a brick in the city downtown.It looks nice in the evening when switch on backlight.

Thank Trahtur
Reviewed 7 February 2013

It is located at the center of the city, nice simple monument. it is just after the bridge besides snking tower. nice to visit in tne evening.

1  Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Aurora Park where it is located looks very nice at night and with the cool air you can also sit in one of the park benches or take pictures of the fountain and I think there was a carriage there.

1  Thank Melizza V
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