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Address: Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 2-523-7855, 2-521-1517
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two...

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.

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Interesting place

the displays are limited and do not go looking for Picaso. Great local art and interesting - stop shopping and take in some culture

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Toronto, Canada

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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to see BenCab's art pieces that are privately collected, not found in his museum in Benguet. As always, we are in awe and admired his work, all of them! The museum is well maintained, temperature was good and well-lit. What made me give it a rating of 3: 1. Not a senior citizen or person with disability... More 

Thank Yaman L
Palo Alto, California
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158 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Metropolitan Museum is located on Roxas Boulevard in Malate. This museum has gone through many wonderful changes in the past 10 years. There are excellent changing exhibits in the large exhibit room on the first floor. Exhibits range from well know Filipino Artists, art , and crafts exhibits from many locations throughout the Philippines, and interesting theme shows. The... More 

Thank Iamalwayslost
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

the displays are limited and do not go looking for Picaso. Great local art and interesting - stop shopping and take in some culture

Thank Vernando44
Manila, Philippines
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103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Philippine National Artist BenCab 50 year retrospective is the first time 5 decades of paintings, sculpture, metalworks , artist proofs, are assembled in one venue. A must see exhibit, it was kinda busy at the gala dinner opening, will come back for a more sober & quiet viewing . Amazing art, great show.

Thank patrickph
Santa Barbara, California
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum, located in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has an excellent collection of modern and ancient art. The exhibits are beautifully arranged in a number of floors. The first floor is tapestries and some art as well and Filipino hand crafts. The second floor is modern art and paintings from Filipino masters. In the basement is a display... More 

1 Thank Marc L
Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Me and my wife are interested in local and contemporary Art and architecture and the Metropolitan in Manilla did surprise us. It is a traditional large scale high-end museum in a bank-like building, but the exhibitions are beautiful, relevant and well curated. One on fruits and vegetables in all forms with old sketches and paintings from 19th century combined with... More 

Thank Anders-Petter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I went to this museum primarily for the pre-colonial pottery and gold. But I didn't know that part of the museum is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. So PLEASE NOTE: the best part of this museum is closed all weekend, every weekend. Also note that no photos of any kind are allowed, and at this museum, the staff actually enforces... More 

1 Thank Dane C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Must see museum and especially because of the basement vault where the National Bank of Philippines has on display ancient old gold and silver jewelry. Also there is beautiful old historical pottery.

1 Thank Robert X
Worthington, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

THE Museum to visit when you're in Manila. The exhibits range from pre-Colonial to contemporary so it is all-encompassing of the range of artistry that exists within the vibrant art community of Filipinos. The curators were selective in their pieces and gave details to each art work (Museo did not). The exhibit, Philippine Flora and Tropical were impressive and enjoyable.... More 

1 Thank Rosa G
Beijing, Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The museum was displaying a nice collection of contemporary work when I went there. A wide variety of styles and various genres (from film to statues to paintings to "other"). I really enjoyed the art. The staff was helpful, though mostly volunteers, so not as knowledgeable as in a huge museum. There was no audio tour. There is, in the... More 

1 Thank Charles L

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