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Cultural Center of the Philippines

CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard | Pasay City, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(632) 832-1125
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Ranked #25 of 79 Attractions in Manila
Type: Ballets, Civic Centers
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Cebu City, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was surprised that the CCP has an extensive collection of Philippine art. There were a lot of displays from well-known painters like Manansala and Carlos Francisco, and even contemporary artists. I also loved their collection of musical instruments from different parts of Asia and the world.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I go there on sunday morning, the light is off, little stuff ,little visiter and not enough art to see. Much worse than i expect. Not attractive

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A very interesting museum! The Philippines are made up of many cultural groups and this attraction explores them all in depth. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Manila!

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Manila, Philippines
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Watched the Australian touring production of Wicked on Feb 2014. The musical was very well staged and all actors gave their best performances. Regarding the theatre, it could do with some sprucing up and some cleaning but it still has that classy feeling of old.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a premiere center of shows and culture, but it is in bad need of a makeover. Rugs are worn out. Walls are stained. Interior design looks outdated. It is indeed a historic icon of the Philippines and I hope the government or some private company makes an effort to renovate it.

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Manila
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We attend concerts and theatre productions fairly regularly at the CCP main theatre and we always enjoy our evenings out at the theatre. The CCP is now over 40 years old and it is in desperate need of a makeover. It is an iconic building and is quite beautiful in its old-fashioned grey concrete sort of way. The thing that... More

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The first time I watched a show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines was when I was a mere elementary grader. It was a ballet show and being at an impressionable age from the province, I readily internalized the love for dance. Little did I know that somedayI would also dance many times at the CCP as a folk... More

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Malabon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

CCP is my favorite place to watch a play. It is comfortably located right there along Roxas Blvd and with easy access to public transportation. Around it is the big parking space to accomodate its patron. A great place indeed to watch and enjoy a stage play.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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155 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Like many middle-aged characters, the CCP could use a good face lift. Has needed one for many years, actually. Built in the 1970s (rushed to completion by Imelda Marcos at the expense of worker safety and lives, so the stories go), it seems the place has lacked maintenance ever since. Pity, because it has the potential to be quite spectacular.... More

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Makati, Philippines
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

That is Correct... this Cultural Center,, that has Many good venues,, Plays, Symphony, and Ballet,,, has a bad Musty odder,,, due to the torn,, and raggedy Rugs on all floors.. In 2012,, I thought they would surely fix this problem by 2013,, but, no,, there has been No update,,, and this is Very sad,,,,, as the People of Manila ,... More

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