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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
2-523-7855, 2-521-1517
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Ranked #26 of 79 attractions in Manila
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of the anchors in this museum are the priceless Gold Gallery and the ancient... more » Owner description: In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of the anchors in this museum are the priceless Gold Gallery and the ancient Pottery Gallery, with pieces dating back to 220 BC. « less
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Iligan, Philippines
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174 reviews 174 reviews
46 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a nice museum which is divided into two sections; art and pre-colonial artifacts. There are several types of art which will appeal to a variety of tastes. The pre-colonial section is a good visual of Philippine history. The admission is only P100 and worth the cost. Museum hours are 10-5 Monday - Saturday. There is also a hands-on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This museum has two parts--the money museum and the art/gold exhibit museum. The money museum was interesting and you can spend hours admiring the contemporary art but it was the gold exhibit which blew me away. I find that Manila surprisingly does have a good share of museums . I have been to the Ayala Museum and had seen its... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We were recommended this place by a local curator and it was worth seeing. Don't miss the pre-colonial gold downstairs.

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Camarillo, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Despite the low budget to sustain the museum, it is full of cultural treasures that money can not buy. The museum guide, Mr. Gari Apolonio is very eloquent in sharing the museum's artifacts and exhibits.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Wow i found a place with awsome art and no people in Manila , the taxi driver on the way out was a complete idiot but what can you do . This is a great place to relax and not be bothered ..I highly recommend you visit this nice place , and they have a pretty cool cafe inside with... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

There is few free museums in the Philippines, it's open for public entrance to the Central Banks and quite strict. The museums in small but quite new and pleasant. We have audio guides but it's not necessary as we have lots of written info posted on the things shown. The money showcased were from the time of using gold as... More

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

when i visited (Sunday May 27th 2012), only few rooms were open to the public. The building is huge, and i guess only about 10% of the space had something on display. Here again, like in then National Museum (only a couple 100 metres away), the temperature is a welcome change from the heat. The set-up is quite old-fashioned, but... More

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Manila
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

The museum / art gallery is housed in a concrete edifice I was told was originally intended to be for a military museum and looks a bit like a concrete bunker next to the Central Bank building. The outer shell belies the beauty inside - a fairly spacious gallery with a number of pieces tastefully displayed. At the time of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Known for its outstanding exhibit of gold artifacts and pottery from the metal age, it is much more. While the gold is impressive, we also really enjoyed the interesting collection of contemporary art, mostly from Filipino artists. The physical space is good and the exibits were displayed well. Well worth a visit, and much better than the National Museum.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Went here for the first time yesterday and I would say it was pretty good -- mainly because of the excellent temporary exhibitions (Picasso etchings and photos from Spain). Most people would mistake this for the Money Museum because of its location within the Central Bank premises but the Money Museum is actually inside the bank itself while the Met's... More

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