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Ayala Museum

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Address: Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines
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+63 2 757 3000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A must visit

Came to see the history of the Philippines and certainly was not disappointed by the collections. I was with my daughter who grew up in the US and I wanted her to learn more about... read more

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came to see the history of the Philippines and certainly was not disappointed by the collections. I was with my daughter who grew up in the US and I wanted her to learn more about the Philippines. It was certainly worth the visit. A must see for travelers.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having a half day visit here is worthy. An early evening flight back, I spent a morning here before rushing to the airport. In a huge air-conditioned building the exhibits are generously spaced in large glass cases - especially the pottery, jewelry and textiles are worth seeing to have a good insight of the history of the Philippines. I especially... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is nice and a great way to get a run down on Philippines history. It's pretty modern as well. I did only want to go there to see the main museum to learn about the history, but the person I had to purchase the ticket from said they didn't have that option which was a shame though. Overall... More 

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Thank Vince_132014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-visit when you are in Manila. The art exhibits (permanent of otherwise) are very interesting. Learn about Philippine history, art and culture. While the diorama of Philippine history is a bit so-so, don't miss their Crossroads of Civilization exhibit! I try to watch as many of their concerts in the ground floor lobby as I can. They're... More 

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Thank Mai A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum to be when visiting Manila. Their collection of antiquities and art pieces were impressive, considering most of the philippines were turn to rubble after the second world war. An excellent museum to appreciate Philippine history and ingeniuity

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ayala Museum is a must visit in Makati. The three story Museum gives you an insight on the history of Philippines. The pictures, paintings and other artistic work are very clear and easy for a first time visitor for understand. Language used is English.

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Imus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's never out of events. FAcilites and Security are top rate. Usually closed on Mondays.open 9-6 pm. Some notable exhibits are from the art works of Fernando Zobel, Owner. Of one of the oldest companies in the Philippines, Ancient Gold Artifacts and Jewelries, which describes the ancient Filipinos' taste in some degrees of sophistication. It also exhibits ancient porcelains from... More 

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Toronto
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may not be for everyone, but I spent the whole afternoon and only got to two floors. Fourth floor exhibit on pre-colonial gold is stellar (though suffers from some unfortunate lapses in labelling). Sections on native fabrics, and pre-colonial and trade pottery also marvellous. This is a first class museum, a labour of love by private philanthropists. The cafe... More 

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Thank 1950ToNow
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love their collection of indigenous fabrics and jewelries. They also have old vases from many many years back. The history section is also very interesting. After the museum Ayala cafe is next to it where you can enjoy delicious asian specialty.

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Monrovia, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not bad of a museum. For $4 entrance. Very interesting collection. Diorama was good! Highly recommended if you are in the Ayala/Greenbelt area.

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