Pinto Art Museum
Pinto Art Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Makulitako
    Laguna Province, Philippines61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day at the Museum!
    We have a lot of Filipino artists!! 7 galleries. In a property in the heart of Antipolo city, about 1 kilometer away from the Antipolo Cathedral! The art pieces were amazing! Though not an art expert, but i was able to appreciate the effort and work of the Artists. Could not imagine the number hours spent painting those murals!!! I think it's a must-see even if you're not into arts.... just appreciate the works of Filipino artists!!!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 16, 2023
  • i-witness30
    San Francisco, California217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art, and then some
    The best of contemporary, Filipino art, with a lot a culture and politic interwoven. Good snack options. It's a bit of a trek to get there - but well worth the time. And stops along the way. Even as a second visit, there was always something I missed the first time.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 8, 2023
  • JayBads
    Lyon, France15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit to this highly photogenic gallery
    Lots to appreciate about the Pinto gallery, a refreshing insight to Filipino society that I've not seen in other SE Asian countries. The art was of high quality and varied , however most pieces had a sullen or morose feel. For me, I found this a really useful form of Filipino expression for a race that is humble and not so outwardly expressive. Really nice restaurants, outdoor spaces, and plenty of room for a lot of visitors.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 29, 2023
  • Andrea A
    Manila, Philippines46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit museum near Manila
    Short drive from Manila but be ready to face the traffic. Students and seniors are entitled for discount so don’t forget your ID. Great place with Greece like theme with restaurants in the compound. Several separate rooms with paintings, sculptures etc spend like 4-6 hrs roaming around until my parents can’t walk further. It was great art experience for us appreciating how artistic Filipinos are.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 18, 2024
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Andie Buena
Metro Manila, Philippines19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We usually visit the museum for Café Rizal's tasty seafood dish/es. I always wish they could serve the orders faster, but given the number of visitors over the weekend (albeit during a semi-lockdown) and probably limited workforce, that's understandable.

The galleries aren't open to the public yet, which is reasonable under the current circumstance, although the entrance fee stays the same (Php250) and seems a bit of a downside to what otherwise sound choice to get away from the city for a few hours of the day.
Written October 6, 2021
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Emiliana S
Pasig, Philippines103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
went to Pinto Museum in Antipolo for a day trip. It stands out as the most visited museum in Rizal.

What makes the Museum so unique is that it offers a vision that combines archaeology, history, art history and contemporary Filipino art.

The Open Galleries

A cluster of Mediterranean- inspired villas sprawled inside its 1.3-hectare property owned by Dr. Joven Cuanang houses the museum’s collections. This makes it one of the best places to take amazing photos for Instagram feeds.

This unique setup allows Pinto to showcase objects, an extraordinary treasure trove of art collected since the 1960s that features both permanent and rotating exhibitions.

Upon entering the museum's gate, there is a painting gallery and a souvenir shop. A set of steps splits at a landing, leading to a mini chapel and the landscaped garden.

To the left of the chapel in the middle section of the garden lies a big art gallery that features giant murals such as the "Karnabal" (carnival).

Turning in the front direction to the right of the chapel leads to a wishing well, a cluster of villas with rounded arches and ornate colums. There is a roof deck that allows visitors to take in the sun with a good view of Pinto's landscaped garden and treetops of Antipolo.

The Gardens

The central walkway acts as a visual focal point for Pinto. It gives visual access to the whole Pinto Art Museum garden.

There are intimate outdoor spaces in Pinto Art Museum's open-air design which make it feel more like a destination rather than a big, open space. There are antique white iron beds and chairs along the pathways.

The courtyard functions as an outdoor living room. There were statues plus several simple stone bowl fountains.

The existing large trees around the garden create a temperate climate suitable for shade dwellers. Below and around the trees grow flowering perrenials leading to a lush garden with lots of shade. There are wide plant beds that slide down between low retaining walls. Pathways are paved with sandstone and walls are coated with stucco.

Spending time in Pinto Art Museum galleries is a breathtaking experience indeed!
Written April 15, 2020
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tuffy0706
Luzon, Philippines689 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We’ve been planning to go here for the longest time, and here are my thoughts:

1. The place looked like Greece. Not that I’ve been to Greece but based on the movies I’ve seen.

2. Entrance fee is ₱250 even if you just want to eat at their restaurants.

3. Parking is available but on the street near the museum. There are “park boys” that looked legit since they have uniform to assist you, it’s free of charge so we tipped him instead.

4. The museum is inside a subdivision where the guard will charge you ₱20 upon entrance. Probably why the park boys don’t charge you for the parking anymore.

5. The place is definitely an instagram-worthy because there are a lot of long walks where people don’t cram in one place. The view and nature are beautiful to look at (and take pictures of) aside from the artworks. The long walk going to galleries and restaurants is a good exercise. During our visit, it was sunny but the wind was cool so walking was quite tolerable.

6. Honestly, majority of the paintings and other artworks were creatively well put but in my opinion, I felt scared and a bit disgusted by it. Not because they’re ugly but because for me, some of them were horrifying. It’s like a beautiful painting but can give you nightmares. It’s too grim, dark, and haunting. Probably I prefer colorful yet fun looking art pieces.

7. The museum has restaurants. I’ll make a separate review on it.

8. I think this is a nice experience but I don’t think I’ll go back here.
Written February 6, 2023
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Artisdotlove
Limassol City, Cyprus101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
This Museum with its lately added aditional exhibition space is great. The garden itself with all the buildings is wortg a visit BUT everything is packed with beatiful objects, indigenous art and contemporary art as well. Great experience!
Written March 8, 2020
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Dewi C
16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
The place is really good, there’s a lot to see and every corner is instagrammable. It really is a nice place to visit.

We made a mistake in eating in the restaurant because they forgot our order and we waited for over an hour for just pizza and some slices of cake. Nobody was apologetic and when we asked for a feedback form they don’t even have one.

Written October 9, 2020
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Mike N
Shrewsbury, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
It is a bit of a trek to get here through the usual Manila traffic madness but visitors are rewarded by a delightful oasis of calm. The mission-style buildings are set in lovely grounds but beware, there are a lot of steps! The first stop is a small chapel with an interesting collection of catholic statues. It is an appropriate start as the art is often heavily infused with oppressive catholic iconography. The contemporary art is displayed in a linked series of airy exhibition spaces. The mood is frequently one of angst with images of subjection, guilt and death so the final room therefore comes as a welcome relief. "Forest" is a magical installation, combining evocative lighting and the sounds of dripping water in a room filled with bamboo trees. Well worth the trip out!
Written February 1, 2020
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Char Ven
Valenzuela, Philippines3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Pinto is one heck of a place where you can reconnect the past present ideas of artist from every situations, moods, way of leaving & their twisted minds. This is a place that connects new generation's to their ancestors generation a place where you can enjoy & be informed. A place for all walks of life a place where boundaries of being poor & rich are vanished.
Written January 22, 2020
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jb
Baroy, Philippines3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Business
Beautiful place ! and refreshing, stunning plants and garden, the place is so Relaxing. I highly recommend this place to those who live and work in the city to take the chance to unwind and embrace the true spirit of nature and people.
Written February 3, 2023
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Melania_Cruz_Limjoco
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Museums usually bore me but this one is an exception. It had lots of open spaces, gorgeous gardens teeming with lush flora, pretty seating areas, and then there’s the artwork. Countless of them, scattered indoors and outdoors of the sprawling property. The plentiful works of art are diverse, thought-provoking and sustained my interest. Well worth the 250-Peso entrance fee.
Written June 9, 2021
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Graham Hill
Antipolo City, Philippines410 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
I have been numerous times and whilst ghe attractions have changed very little over the years, this place is very much a hidden gem. There are a few coffee style open walled rest stops around the grounds that are a very comfortable rest. This is a place you will want to visit again and again over time and each time you will very likely find another passage or route you never saw or ventured last time.
Many of the paintings and art work are very dark and withhold deep meanings.... I am no art expert, but I really do enjoy staring, scrutinizing and wondering just what was going through the artists mind..... Some were obviously in a very dark and twisted place.....
Written March 26, 2023
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