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Museo Dabawenyo

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Address: Corner A. Pichon and C.M. Recto Streets, Davao City, Mindanao 8005, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 82 222 6011
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Learn about the history of Davao City and its people

The Museo Dabawenyo is located in the city center, very near the Davao Cathedral and Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Davao. Entrance to the two-storey museum is free. Despite being... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Marikina, Philippines
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Marikina, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Museo Dabawenyo is located in the city center, very near the Davao Cathedral and Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Davao. Entrance to the two-storey museum is free. Despite being free, it is air-conditioned and there are guides who tour the guests along the displays and highlight items of interest. Our guide patiently waited as we read the write-ups of each display,... More 

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Kawit, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum is housed in a converted old house. The collections were not that extensive. I appreciate, however, the attempt of the local government to present Davao's culture and history to its visitors. Best of all, entrance is free and there are guides per each room of the museum.

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Davao City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been in this place twice but I do value the history of a Mindanaoan identity that this place has preserve for so many years...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited here last month for school requirement. our visit was not just for a required trip but also for us to be more inspired. Yes, we did got many inspiring arts that will help us to work on our projects. More Philippine arts are there, the festive ones and more. All arts students must visit here.

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Thank Marie C
Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you love arts, you must visit here too. You can learn many things here and most of the time you can see the uniqueness of the arts.

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1 Thank Jessica A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is one of the best museum I have visited and guess what, it's for free. You don't need to buy tickets or something just to see the Art gallery or the beauty of a museum in Davao. Thanks to the staffs who guided us.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Thanks to the friendly and polite staffs here because they made our visit too good. They bring up the good vibes we needed because we were so tired from visiting different landmarks here at Davao. Thanks so much. Keep up the great work! :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

First of all, this museum is for FREE. They will also provide you with a tour guide on your visit and they wouldn't take a tip even if you voluntarily offer it. It is also amazing the way they will help you on your way around the city without any expectations of monetary reward.

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Thank Benjie O
Cavite Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Upon entering the place, you would see 2 life size standees of President Duterte. Posed with the 2. Mimicked the one with a clenched fist. Before you go up to the 2nd floor, there was huge colorful painting. This museum showed rich and diverse heritage of the Dabawenyos.

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Thank 77Raine27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

the museum is quit small, only few artifacts. because most of them are donation of different datu or maharlika ( king and queen of the tribe) but when u heared the cultured history of davao, its very interesting and will captured your mind to hear some more stories.... the entrance is free and its only located behind the city hall... More 

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