It was tagged as #1 of 10 places to visit in Antipolo City via TripAdvisors.
It was also called “A haven for art enthusiasts” by one of its contributors
and called “A Taste of Mediterranean-Greece near Metro Manila” by another.
I went here in April 2015 to accompany my best friend and her future husband on their Pre-nup shoot, they actually got married on May 30th. While my best friend and his fiancé (by that time) were being dolled up, I being a “Lakwatsera (wanderer)”, toured around and explored every corner of the Museum.
Pinto Art Museum is one of the must-see places when you’re in Antipolo.
It has an entrance fee of 180php and different rates to those who will conduct a professional photo shoot. For those who would want to take a guided tour, you may do so for a separate price. My best friend and his fiancé approximately spent
Php 8,000 for a 2-3 hour photo shoot.
You won’t be allowed to bring extra clothes (unless you paid for the photo shoot fee) and food inside the gallery, just you and your valuables plus your DSLR or any kind of cameras. Backpacks are not allowed, they make you leave it in their baggage counter/reception area. Just bring a purse or a smaller bag with you so you can still carry your valuables wallet, phone, umbrella, etc.
The museum has an approximate land area of 1.3 hectares that houses hundreds of masterpieces from various visual artists of the Philippines. The museum is divided into a couple of huge galleries that showcases comtemporary arts in different forms like sculptures, paintings in oil and acrylic and even mixed media. It is really a haven for art enthusiasts. I also heard that they will expand the place soon.. I guess they’ll build another gallery.
The place was perfect for group shots and selfies. It is also a place to enjoy nature and bond with your special someone, family or friends. You may also visit the place and just enjoy a solo tour, like what I did.
There are two cafes inside Pinto and price starts at 150php. It is a bit pricey. I was able to taste the dynamite (lumpia with green sili) and pizzas (two varieties), they tasted good however, the servings were small.
The Pinto Art Museum is located at the Grand Heights Subdivision in Antipolo City.
Here are some of the photos I took (strictly no camera flash):
Credits to all the Filipino Artists who created these beautiful Masterpieces.
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Published by Rea Lakwatsera