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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Address: Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 523 7855
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In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of...

In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of the anchors in this museum are the priceless Gold Gallery and the ancient Pottery Gallery, with pieces dating back to 220 BC.

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This is a very nice museum with a general collection of art on the ground floor and Filipino contemporary art on the upper level. I found beauty and dynamism in the museum which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very nice museum with a general collection of art on the ground floor and Filipino contemporary art on the upper level. I found beauty and dynamism in the museum which was thought provoking and stimulating. Whilst I could find a gallery on the upper floor to Anita Magsaysay Ho, I failed to find any of her works... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We love art and this place is the greatest we visited in Manila. The paintings are beautiful and the visit was fabulous.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I visited this museum last year and the basement is still closed until today. It's supposed to show the collection of pre colonial pottery and gold collection. The entrance fee is 100 pesos but there is no brochures about the permanent exhibitions upstairs. The special exhibition on the ground floor is nice. You don't get too much information if you... More 

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Sydney, NSW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

It's small and you could see it all in half an hour to an hour, but it's well worth a visit to see a fairly interesting collection of contemporary art. Not a lot to see, but for only P100 entry I felt it was still worth the effort. I was glad I went. The downstairs area was the only area... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This Museum is within the perimeter of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Aside from its money collections, it features various exhibits, sometimes for a month or for a quarter, both local and international artists. The area is well maintained. Upstairs is an interactive area where you can even try "playing" some native games. There is an entrance fee of P150.00.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you're trying to get a handle on filipino art and expression, this museum will help, but the insights will be selective, and it may be that you only find a few of their pieces really moving. At least that was my experience. There are some nice pieces in the filipino collection. The contemporary work runs the gamut from conceptual... More 

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Thank John T
Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The exhibit of contemporary Filipino art included some mixed-media works that were somewhat interesting, but there is not enough focus. The collection is a bit of this and a bit of that, with one or two famous artists represented, but no "theory" on the development of a school of Filipino art. The prohibition on photography is inexplicable considering that the... More 

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Thank MannyG2000
New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is a small museum that can be visited in two hours or less. I thought it was well-curated, expressing in visual art the triumphs and struggles, joys and sorrows, of the Filipino people. The texts next to the exhibits, available in Filipino and English, are well-written and insightful. The goldwork and pottery exhibits at the basement are closed when... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Not very impressed with the collection. There were a few exceptions, but nothing worth the entrance fee. It doesn't seem to get many visitors, besides ourselves there was just one other couple (tourists).

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Art of several different media, from the entirety of Filipino history. Not a huge collection, but very eclectic with lots of modern and commercial art all the way to ancient. Weekdays are best, as the pottery and gold collections are closed on weekends.

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