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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 523 7855
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This was an indifferent museum, with a receptionist who did not make us feel welcome. Several areas... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Peaceful & Interesting

Not bad! Some creative & interesting art, & far better curated & maintained than the National... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Jamie R
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 523 7855

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

This was an indifferent museum, with a receptionist who did not make us feel welcome. Several areas of the museum were closed to set up new exhibitions. The modern Filipino art seemd quite angry and psychedelic. Some of it was quite political. The rest was...More

Thank tandemqueen
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Not bad! Some creative & interesting art, & far better curated & maintained than the National Museum. If you have to choose between the two, go here. It had a peaceful, quiet vibe, & I came away with a better sense of the Filipino art...More

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

This museum never disappoints! Everything is spectacular! Live the exhibits and the amount of time and effort it takes to keep it looking great!

Thank Frank L
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Kids and I loved our visit to the Metropolitan Museum. It has work from the Masters (Luz, Edades, Orlina, Abueva, Luna, Amorsolo and many many more), and up-and-coming masters (Justiniani, Pilapil, etc.). Galleries are wide, air is super cool inside (a welcome respite from the...More

Thank Anna May V
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Went her with my 4yo son, 1yo daughter and my bestfriend. We enjoyed looking around at various art pieces. My kids were mesmerized at the different styles of used and loved the colors and textures of different paintings. I think the best part of the...More

1  Thank thoughtpicks
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Modern art lovers will appreciate this museum more. I prefer traditional art such as landscapes. However, there were a few good exhibits here such as the family dioramas in the TV sets; I am glad I visited. It is small, plan for 40-60 minutes.

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

The Philippines has a tragic past and it's reflected in its art. This museum didn't disappoint, especially for just 100 pesos! Lots of sculptures and really interesting modern stuff unlike anything you'd find in other countries. I felt like it was a true reflection of...More

Thank Tasha S
Reviewed December 3, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed September 12, 2016

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

Thank Rafaelrro
Reviewed August 3, 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...More

Thank Vivian A
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