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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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A small and diferent museum

It has around 6 exhibition halls, each one for a diferent type of art manifestation. Easy to explore it all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mexico City, Mexico

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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261 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Museum is spread over two sites, in two neighbouring colonial style buildings. The larger building used to be the Parliament building and houses paintings, drawings and some ecclesiastical sculpture. It's completely free to visit; all that's required to enter is to sign the visitor book. Based on what's inside, they really wouldn't have the nerve to charge an... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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207 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has around 6 exhibition halls, each one for a diferent type of art manifestation. Easy to explore it all.

Thank Pilar18_11
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with the kids with the goal that they will appreciate art on their first museum visit. Vast collection of Philippine art. Nicely presented and well coordinated rooms for specific art pieces. Even with the huge student crowd, it was well managed. Goal achieved for the kids!

Thank Pinkfoodieprincess
Mississauga, Canada
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife took me there to visit and experience some of the past and history of the Philippines. It was enjoyable and I learned a lot, Loved seeing many of the pieces from the Spanish rule.

Thank Worshipper777
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to understand and appreciate the future is to see the past. We are fortunate that we have our National Museum to let us somewhat "witness and experience" where we came from. So I encourage everyone to take time to visit our National Museum be it with friends or family. Free entrance on Sundays and holidays, minimal fee... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting the National Museum since 2000. The first time I was a little disappointed, but with the last two board of directors the museum has made many changes and set the National Museum on a new footing. The museum is located just off Rizal Park in Ermita, Manila. This is a large museum with four floors two... More 

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on the road
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268 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Curation of this museum is not bad, especially considering it is in Manila, which is otherwise characterized by decay, dirt, incompetence, and neglect. Air conditioned. Admission includes National Art Gallery nearby. Only reminder that it is in a run down country is the decrepit "care" and the poorly supplied washrooms. Staff most courteous and helpful.

Thank sheilds
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on the last day of their free entrance with my husband. Such a huge place of the Philippines' nostalgia! The place was jampacked with tourists and students on the time of our visit, probably also taking advantage of the free entrance. We specifically went here to see Juan Luna's Spolarium. The painting is so mesmerizing! This place is... More 

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Legaspi, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised of the improvement since the last time I was here years ago. I visited the place last July to catch the exhibit of world renowned and multi--awarded photographer George Tapan and it was well done plus there where other exhibits at the same time that was equally interesting.

Thank Guywithnikon
Cebu Island, Philippines
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was last here a couple years ago and there are many new added galleries since then. The building is most impressive and the art exhibits excellent and varied. This is still a bit of a work in progress but quite improved and so nice the Philippines finally has a national art gallery. There's no gift shop or coffee shop... More 

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