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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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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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A definite stop for all museum lovers

I love this museum. It has many relics of the past that pretty much talked for themselves. I wouldn't mind going back here again and again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The national museum have been upgraded, repainted and reorganized. Im so proud that it looks more polished than in the past year ive visited. The guards are very warm and accomodating...the front desk staff are not as warm as they are and a bit intimidating. Otherwise, seeing how presentable everything is now, the museum is one of my favorite spots... More 

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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I love this museum. It has many relics of the past that pretty much talked for themselves. I wouldn't mind going back here again and again.

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Manila, Philippines
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164 reviews 164 reviews
28 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The main attraction which brought me here is the Spolarium, the masterpiece of one of our hero and artist Antonio Luna which won major awards in Spain back in 1884. There are other several artworks, sculptures and artifacts that will interest historians and art aficionados. If you are a foreign tourist, I strongly recommend that you visit Intramuros first. The... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The National Museum of the Philippines was huge and beautiful. The building itself has a very European vibe - huge rooms for different kinds of artwork, including a very important and famous painting by Juan Luna, The Spolarium which was pretty awesome and really huge!

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Mount Isa, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

There's two museums next to each other to visit. Good price to see both of them. One museum has a lot of photos and paintings The other museum has a lot of items/artifacts from The Spanish, Trading with the chinese, The butuan boat, Filo-Muslim stuff, Guns, some old stuff from before the Spanish, etc etc. Its a good insight into... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I visited this museum a few weeks ago during my last few days in the Philippines. The building is grand and beautiful, and the artwork is very neatly organized into rooms by period/influence so that you tour can be chronological (which I love). I saw quite a few beautiful pieces, an exhibit of plant sketches that were commissioned in the... More 

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Angono, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Nice to go here and learn about the art of the country. It is fully airconditioned and easy to navigate around.

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Columbia, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very sparse museum, but, pottery & jewelery display was good... There was also art on display but I did not see too much to get excited about... YMMV...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The entrance is 150 for adults but still worth the price because the building has just been renovated and fully-air conditioned. Seeing the Spoliarium was the highlight of my visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wonderful and apparently unnappreciated museum...to judge by the handful of visitors there. Elegant building, very spacious....in fact lots of empty spaces...most museums that size would have 4 times the amount of exhibits in that space. Displays mostly well let with explanations in dual languages. Room of Islamic Arts and crafts was stunning and very informative displays on colonialism and th... More 

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