Malacañang of the North or “Malacañang ti Amianan” in Ilocano dialect is a two-storey mansion with an expansive terrace, beautiful garden and magnificent view of Paoay Lake. This is the official residence of the former President Ferdinand Marcos in Ilocos Norte, built on a high point of land projecting into the sea right beyond the coastline of the legendary Paoay Lake. The mansion sits on a five-hectare property and was designed for entertaining large crowds. It has grand living rooms on both floors, and seven spacious bedrooms including the two master bedrooms of the First Couple – Ferdinand and Imelda.
Malacañang ti Amianan is a mixture of both the Spanish and Ilocano interior designs. The grand mansion is a picture of the elegance and extravagance that marked the era of the Marcoses, its former owner and occupants. After the death of the former strongman, the Malacañang of the North was transformed into a museum in 1993 holding the memorabilia of the Marcoses.