Living in Philippines’ capital, Manila, lets you go to different places in no time; it might be an international flight, domestic flight, concerts, playoffs and anything in between. Even a quick out of town trip is easy as 1-2-3, just like our trip in Antipolo with friends. I have 2 days stay in Manila from my Taiwan trip HERE to catch up with them. They took me to Pinto Art Museum located in Antipolo. I’ve heard and saw this museum in social media and I wasn’t expecting I can visit it. T’was a nice and educational place, I think. Art lovers will surely love this place and it will be a feast for their eyes. I am not really an art person but being able to visit one is a pleasurable experience.
How To Get There
We used UBER from Pasig to the location for almost 250PHP, if I remember. Due to traffic, I guess we are traveling for almost 2 hours.
If you will try to commute, there are PUJs and FXs going to Antipolo from Santolan station. Also, there is a PUJ terminal in Greenfield District area and FX terminal in SM Megamall parking area. Once in Antipolo, ride a tricycle going to Grand Heights subdivision. The museum is inside the subdivision so just tell the guard you are going in the museum.
For private vehicles, take Ortigas Extension, passing by Cainta junction, then pass Tikling until you reach the Ynares center then make a right turn which will lead you to Grand Heights.
What to expect?
Well, obviously, this is an art museum so expect lots of arts! From paintings, to parental guidance arts, to artworks made of steel, wire, paper, name it, you can find it there. They are works of art of Filipino people. I may not be a lover of art but here are the artworks that interest me. Also, try to have a snack or lunch in their cafe. Their foods are great and worth the price. You can also take it home if you can’t finish it all. How’s that? Art-lover or not, by all means, visit this “mala-Santorini” place as they say. You will know when you get there.
Admission fee is 180PHP (100PHP for students and 150PHP for senior citizens and PWDs with valid IDs). By the way, couples can have their prenup shoot here for a fee. 7,500PHP for 5 persons, which includes a 5 hour shoot in the upper and lower garden and the indigenous art museum. 15,000PHP for 5 persons, which includes a 5 hour shoot in the upper and lower garden, indigenous art museum and the new museum wing door.