There are days when you just want to escape the city jungle without traveling too far. Days when you want to take a break from the usual chaotic metro, yet you do not want to be away for a long time.
Pinto Art Museum lets you do that in a day: escape the city without burning your gas money. Located in Antipolo City, it is a mere 30-minute drive from Quezon City.
Most people are allergic when they hear “art gallery” or “art museum.” For non-art connoisseurs, sometimes it sounds too serious, boring, and artsy-fartsy. But fret not, art museums can also be FUN.
What’s perfect about Pinto Art Museum is that it does not just cater to art lovers. Even mere mortals can enjoy the art sojourn with its art pieces, Mediterranean-inspired architecture, and refreshing sceneries.
The museum is surprisingly spacious with its six galleries spread out on a 1.3-hectare property.
It’s not your usual glitzy framed-paintings caged in boring white-spaced rooms. You’ll actually enjoy its unique interiors and open-air architecture.
I love how they placed a lot of descriptions beside the artworks. It helps you understand and enjoy these art installations even more.
The numerous art pieces depicting the richness of Filipino culture and tradition will make you proud of being a Filipino ;-)
These are some of my other favorites:
Some are dark, mysterious, and hauntingly beautiful that it draws you in. It's like it's directly talking to you ;-)
A testament that Filipinos are very talented and our art deserves to be appreciated too!
I also love the variety of art forms here. It's a visual treat for everyone to enjoy.
It even has plenty of relaxing seats and couches where you can find your own nook.
The landscaping and lush green plants are also picturesque!
It’s also cool to see art not being confined on walls, but also spread out in gardens and other areas.
There’s even this relaxing bamboo forest installation:
And an (un-)swimmable pool :))
The rooftop views are also picturesque. Makes you wonder how this gem was tucked inside a subdivision.
There's also a cute chapel with religious figurines:
One must also visit The Museum of Indigenous Art, located in the lower gardens. It's an incredible showcase of our rich heritage and culture with its displays of textiles, jewelries, musical instruments, ritual objects and other indigenous artwork.
Pinto, like the meaning of its name, is indeed a door that will open you up to refreshing views, art appreciation, and this incredible pride for being a Filipino. And for this, your day trip becomes more meaningful than your usual chillax concept of out-of-town trips.
You know where to head to next time you have the itch to get out of the city ;-)
9AM to 6PM (Tuesdays to Sundays)
P200 for regular tickets
P180 for senior citizens and PWDs
P100 for students
FREE for kids below 3 years old
Free 2-Hour Guided Tours:
9AM, 12 noon, 2PM and 4:30PM
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