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“very little thing to see” 2 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum

National Museum
Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines
632 527 12 15
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Ranked #20 of 80 attractions in Manila
Type: Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
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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.
Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“very little thing to see”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The museum is great looking and i was actually looking forward to see it, but when i get inside there are almost nothing to see. The museum had very little option for us, tourist to see and practically you could cover the entire place for half an hour, really not worth the money i paid. if you like art this is one of the place you could try and see but for me it was dissapointing, i was actually expecting more Filipino arts not mozainic looking paintings.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Closed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

After two days of flooding in Manila, I rang them up to ask whether they were open : they were. So I went there. On arrival, I was told they were actually closed that day. A small hint about why the Philippines is such a poor country, but frustrating nevertheless. After my experience, I can't even advise you to ring to check whether they are open.

Visited August 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Museum of nothingness”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The whole building was empty . Entrance fee of 150 pax is too much for the empty rooms.
The building that houses paintings of Juan Luna and the rest needs more discipline as people tends to crowd in front of the paintings and took pictures with flashes on.
Needs more improvement and needs more collection.
At the current state, they shouldn't charge that much

Visited August 2013
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Imus, Cavite, Philippines
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“The Spoliarium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

i'm not the artsy fartsy type, but this juan luna painting is definitely the first and only painting that evoked such strong feelings in me -- desperation and hopelessness in a gigantic package. i first saw it in grade school, but seeing it as an adult never dimmed the effect it had on me. everything else pales in comparison. i hope they never take it from the national museum. it is definitely a national treasure.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Disappointing, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Disappointing in the sense that there isn't too much diversity in the items they have, but there is good reason for this, as a visit to the place will reveal.
Some of the paintings re the Japanese werre certainly thougt provoking !!

Visited July 2013
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