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National Museum

Address: Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
Phone Number: 632 527 12 15
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Ranked #18 of 79 Attractions in Manila
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of culture and national...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Berlin, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Nice collection of both older paintings and newer Filipino art. I wasn't too impressed with the ground floor rooms, but the 1st floor has some excellent artwork. Definitely worth a visit - particularly on Sundays, when entrance is free.

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Manila
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was part of my National Museum solo-backpacking. This structure houses different artifacts that contains significance in the Philippine History.

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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128 reviews 128 reviews
99 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We hadn't planned to visit the National Museum but just happened to be strolling by and wandered in. The 150 pesos per person entrance may have been a little steep but we got our moneys worth with nearly a three hour visit. If I understand correctly, the National Museum is comprised of both of the museums located across the street... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

the biggest museum for philippine artifacts in manila. it is just beside luneta park quite near intramuros and fort bonifacio.

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Quezon, Philippines
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Comparable to museums in European cities. Absolutely adore artworks of Juan Luna, Amorsolo, Dimasalang group, and many more ultra talented, intelligent, creative Filipino artists. You must see National hero Jose Rizal's pieces of sculptures. He is truly a multi-talented human being. Spend time just looking at Juan Luna's masterpiece "Spoliarium" located at the center of the museum. It is gripping,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

You will go into sensory overload here. There are many cool displays and objects to see. The building is very beautiful. The air conditioning is a welcome relief.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
76 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The museum contains many of the Philippines' signature works of art including Juan Luna's. Ok I have never heard of him but ask any Filipino and they adore his work. One of the rich members of the gentry who undertook the equivalent of the Grand Tour of Europe etc. His work was heavily Influenced by the impressionist. Lots of room... More 

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Oakland, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I love the National Museum. The classic building serves as home to the magnificent masterpieces of Filipino artists. I could get lost inside, literally and figuratively, admiring paintings, sculptures, and relics from way back. You could really get close to the paintings (except The Parisian Life), enough to really observe and admire the strokes and palettes. It's an interesting way... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

On our visit to the National Museum at the Old Legislative Building, we simply walked in, didn't request for a guide, and had a great time seeing the sights at our own pace. Juan Luna's Spoliarium is of course the National Art Gallery's biggest attraction in more ways than one. Another noteworthy masterpiece with the gallery is The Parisian Life,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Remembered the food hall best, the hall had framed pictures of local dishes, quiet and clean. Overall enjoyable and educational visit. Outside the museum is Rizal park, a nice walk in the evening absorbing local activities there.

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