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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Loved the Sculptures

This was a nice place to see a lot of the Spanish influenced art as well as some of the more modern work. The rooms devoted to sculpture and some of the work of Jose Rizal were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Eastern Samar Province, Philippines
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Eastern Samar Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was a nice place to see a lot of the Spanish influenced art as well as some of the more modern work. The rooms devoted to sculpture and some of the work of Jose Rizal were really nice. The old building is very pretty. The one downside is that some of the art pieces appear to be in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As I had spent an hour in a taxi to get there, I was very disappointed at what I found. Only 2 of the 5 levels were open due to refurbishment, but this was not mentioned on the web site when planning my visit. The two galleries were quite moderate in size, so my entire visit which included reading all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Expats and tourist should visit the place very informative one will be able to learn a lot about philippine culture and will be encourage to visit other places in the philippines

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

When asking about museums, the National museum was consistently recommended. I didn't visit at first because a local told me it was full of historical artifacts- one example of why to follow your tour guide in the Philippines. When I took a look for myself, there were not any artifacts rather there were two of my favorite things- paintings and... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I visited on a Sunday with my mom. Despite it being a weekend, there weren't many people around, which was great because we got to take pictures. The National Museum is one of my favourite places in Metro Manila, particularly the Hall of the Masters. I do think it is a must-see because it encapsulates a lot of interesting art... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I just visited the museum, not the art gallery (and I ust say it wasn't made particularly clear that the ticket covered both). The museum itself has some great exhibit rooms with a lot of fascinating information about Filipino history and culture... but you have to trek to the upper floors as the lower ones seemed empty and under contraction.... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

On building has the art work & the other has exhibits. Pay for one & the second is free. Worth a look & you can walk from Intramuros.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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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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