The Malacañang of the North (or Malacañang ti Amianan in the Ilocano dialect) is a national park and museum in Paoay, Ilocos Norte province. Built in 1977 by the Philippine Tourism Authority, it was originally the official residence of President Ferdinand Marcos and family when visiting his home province.
One of the 29 summer residences of the Marcoses, it was sequestered by the Philippine Government when they were removed from dictatorial power in 1986 by the People Power Revolution.
Twenty years since management was given back to the care of Ilocos Norte. Ferdinand’s daughter, then-governor Imee Marcos had the complex refurbished to become a major historic attraction. The University of Santo Tomas’ Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics put together exhibits in every room, each one curated with themes reflecting the president’s landmark public programs. The property reopened in January 2011 as a public museum.
Malacañang of the North is located in Brgy. Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte. The best way to get here is by joining a guided tour or riding a jeepney or van bound for Paoay. Ask the driver to drop you off at the historic attraction.
It is an all-year round destination and a popular addition to most guided tours in the region.The Malacañang of the North is open Tuesdays to Sundays between 9 AM and 4:30 PM.
A very minimal fee grants access to the whole complex.