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National Museum

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National Museum

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Padre Burgos Ave Ermita, Manila, Luzon 2004 Philippines
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Hellen Mai wrote a review Jan 2021
Manila, Philippines
We really loved the paintings at the National Museum. They are very beautiful and self-explain about the history of the country.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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audreyb120 wrote a review Nov 2020
Melbourne, Australia
Upon entering, the first major painting was the Spolarium by Jose Luna. It was entered and won the top prize in Spain in the 1800s and eventually was returned as a gift from the Spanish government to the Philippines. The painted scene showed what happened after a gladiator fight but we were told the figures represented the Filipino suffering under Spanish rule. It was a powerful painting on a grand scale. We enjoyed visiting this museum and learning more about the National Artists that contributed much to the Filipino cultural heritage. I highly recommend coming back multiple times and enjoying the art work.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Citygal12456 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Structure is ok but contentwise, nothing much. I hope they add more items. It can get chaotic and noisy when students visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ron wrote a review Apr 2020
Taguig City, Philippines
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This is one of the 4 part of National Museum in Manila I did 2 Visit to to museum one is and the other one is natural history. In this Museum, i loved the art displayed the carvings, the paintings, the old artifacts, the history and story of every displays. I can say 2 to 3 hours roaming around this bldg will give you lots of information and knowledge about Philippines. Very informative. The building is quite old but i like. Worth the visit. No Entrance Fee. 8 am to 4 pm admission if am not mistaken.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sarge57 wrote a review Apr 2020
Moorhead, Minnesota
I was in Manila for my first time and had heard this was a place to visit. It was awesome. Many paintings and art from the Philippine history. Many staff to help you understand the history. I was told I couldn't wear my hat inside and no flash pictures. The are was very historical and the Catholic Church was a large part of the art. There were many students touring the museum at the same time.I sat down many times to observe the art. A lot of art focusing on Jose Rizal who is thought of as the founder of the current Philippines. It was very interesting to me a a history buff. I had a very enjoyable time except I lost my ball cap in the museum since I couldn't wear it. Salamat to the staff and also to all those who loaned or gave the art to the museum.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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