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National Museum

682 Reviews

National Museum

682 Reviews
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Plan your vacation ahead of time with passes to the Museo Orlina in Tagaytay. Guarantee admission to this popular museum; purchasing tickets ahead of time means no disappointment over sold-out days or times. Learn about Philippine artist Ramon Orlina's work and life while touring the museum independently, which allows you to explore at your own pace.
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audreyb120 wrote a review Nov 8
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions14 helpful votes
Upon entering, the first major painting was the Spolarium by Jose Luna. It was entered and won the top prize in Spain in the 1800s and eventually was returned as a gift from the Spanish government to the Philippines. The painted scene showed what happened after a gladiator fight but we were told the figures represented the Filipino suffering under Spanish rule. It was a powerful painting on a grand scale. We enjoyed visiting this museum and learning more about the National Artists that contributed much to the Filipino cultural heritage. I highly recommend coming back multiple times and enjoying the art work.
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Date of experience: November 2020
2 Helpful votes
Citygal12456 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia72 contributions19 helpful votes
Structure is ok but contentwise, nothing much. I hope they add more items. It can get chaotic and noisy when students visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Ron wrote a review Apr 2020
Taguig City, Philippines4,339 contributions233 helpful votes
This is one of the 4 part of National Museum in Manila I did 2 Visit to to museum one is and the other one is natural history. In this Museum, i loved the art displayed the carvings, the paintings, the old artifacts, the history and story of every displays. I can say 2 to 3 hours roaming around this bldg will give you lots of information and knowledge about Philippines. Very informative. The building is quite old but i like. Worth the visit. No Entrance Fee. 8 am to 4 pm admission if am not mistaken.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Sarge57 wrote a review Apr 2020
Moorhead, Minnesota78 contributions28 helpful votes
I was in Manila for my first time and had heard this was a place to visit. It was awesome. Many paintings and art from the Philippine history. Many staff to help you understand the history. I was told I couldn't wear my hat inside and no flash pictures. The are was very historical and the Catholic Church was a large part of the art. There were many students touring the museum at the same time.I sat down many times to observe the art. A lot of art focusing on Jose Rizal who is thought of as the founder of the current Philippines. It was very interesting to me a a history buff. I had a very enjoyable time except I lost my ball cap in the museum since I couldn't wear it. Salamat to the staff and also to all those who loaned or gave the art to the museum.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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elxar wrote a review Mar 2020
Manila, Philippines3 contributions
There are 3 Museums Art, Natural and Anthropology which are completely free admission and you will see tons of stuff, If you like museums this is a must visit when you are in the Philippines. The tour will take your whole day.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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