Information about Marcos Museum & Mausoleum or Balay Ti Ili
Marcos Museum and Mausoleum
The Marcos Museum and Mausoleum also known as The Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center is located in the city center of Batac, Ilocos Norte. The museum was built to pay homage to the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
The museum used to be the ancestral home of the Marcoses. Its wooden flooring and staircase, huge capiz windows and solid beams and posts speak of the structure’s once grandeur and elegance. The museum paints the life story of Ferdinand Marcos during his early years, his journey to politics and public service, from the time he was elected as representative of Ilocos Norte’s 2nd District until he seated in the Senate before becoming President of the country.
It’s also interesting that a part of the museum’s collection will let you have a peek at the eleven-day courtship of the late president with the former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos.
How to get here
Going to the museum is not that hard, since it is located near to the city center of Batac. You can ride a jeepney or tricycle going to Marcos Museum and Mausoleum at the address of 10-N Lacub, Marcos Ave., Batac, Ilocos Norte.
Best time to visit
It is open from Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please notice that the museum is closed on the first Tuesday of the month
It is important to note that there is a minimal fee to enter the museum. Picture-taking is not allowed in the Mausoleum.
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What is the significance of the mausoleum inside Marcos Museum?
To date, the Mausoleum houses a cenotaph, which contains the glass-encased coffin that displays the wax replica of the remains of Marcos.