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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Address: Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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+63 2 523 7855
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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Beautiful Art Pieces

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... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
Manila, Philippines

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone who has an interest in art, history, and culture owes it to themselves to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art at least once in their lives. Preferably multiple times (because you really can't see it all in one day.) My favorite gallery is the Polynesia gallery which is such an incredible space, but you can't go wrong anywhere you... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 Met is that they have Braille on some pieces which allows the blind to "see"... More 

Thank thoughtpicks
Manchester, New Hampshire
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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
Guangzhou, China
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 modern Filipino culture but that's from an outsiders perspective. Not far away from a waterfront... More 

Thank Tasha S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
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 the upper floor to Anita Magsaysay Ho, I failed to find any of her works... More 

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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 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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Reviewed July 19, 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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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 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.

Thank Zledna
Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed May 22, 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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