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Address: Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
Phone Number: 632 527 12 15
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This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of...

This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of culture and national heritage, including the paintings of heralded Philippine artist Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.

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nice historical place

This is the first place which we visited on our tour to Old Manila. This national museum shows the paintings by heros of Philippines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
aggarwalrka
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Chandigarh, India

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Antarctic Peninsula
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Considering this is a national museum it just shows you what a sad poor country this is. Ugly, dirty, nothing to see. Compared to say Cairo museum, this place has nothing!!!

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent hours looking at sculptures and paintings in one of the buildings and was truly taken aback by the ancient collections in the other building. I never would have thought Filipinos were using secondary burial vases with faces as well! We are truly connected.

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Thank StellaMerced
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our national museum should definitely gives you a touch of our history and the taste of our past. Painting, sculpture, relics you will find it here. You need to waer a good shoes though because it will surely hurt your legs. :)

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Chandigarh, India
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first place which we visited on our tour to Old Manila. This national museum shows the paintings by heros of Philippines.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum has three buildings. One building contains relics from each major ethnic group from the south to the north. If you want to learn about the Philippines this is the place to visit. Another building contains great art from historic painters from the past. The last building in the complex is at Planetarium.

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Kalinga Province, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to start with for a foreigner if he has in mind travelling the whole archipelago. It will give him/her the introductory part of the psyche of the Filipino people. My only discomfort is putting "Spoliarium" of Juan Luna at the main entrance of the museum. I think it would be better if it was placed... More 

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Thank Gore S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This "history" museum has glaring gaps in its coverage of Philippine history and anthropology--giving extremely short shrift to the colonial period, the post-war years, and modern Philippine life. There is an extensive collection of third rate oil painting and sculptures, including some by national hero Rizal himself. Not recommended,

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big building with lots of duplicate artifacts, poor arrangement and inadequate signage. The national art gallery is across the street and full of amateurish work by locals. A real embarassment.

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Makati, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place should have been renovated YEARS ago. the place is so dirty and its an embarrassment to be called the National Museum. Lots of vagrants and shady people outside its dilapidated building

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with my good friend. We went there early to avoid the crowds. Unfortunately, we went there too early so we had to wait outside. We had a lot of fun visiting the museum together. The only downside is that you had to walk a really long way and cross the street for the other section of the museum,... More 

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