Philippines, Philippines, Travel

Chronicling Ilocos Norte: Malacañang of the North

Before I even flew to Ilocos, I was already looking forward to visiting a few key places given the length of time I’d actually be there. As much as it was enticing to sleep in the soft, fluffy bed of my hotel room, I found myself waking up really early. I think it was my brain telling me to go and relish what Ilocos Norte has to offer.

The nearest spot from our hotel was the Malacanang of the North. It was originally built as the official residence of former President Marcos and his family. I don’t think visitors mind paying the P30.00 entrance fee, because once you step into the foyer, you can’t help but gape at the beautifully-designed living area.

From here, you can walk straight towards a serene viewdeck of the Paoay River.

There were so many corners to take photos of but we were pressed for time. The wedding was to take place on the same afternoon.

Too bad, didn’t get to explore this part.
This is what welcomed us when we went up to the second floor.
We went to the first room on our right–The Master’s Bedroom. EEP!

You can view more photos of the mansion in the slideshow below.

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