Specialty Museums in Luzon

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Specialty Museums in Luzon

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  • Las Buganvillas
    Cartagena, Colombia811 contributions
    Philippines were the most remote outpost of Spanish Empire and the first thing one notices after visiting this museums after those in Mexico, Peru or Ecuador is the absence of great colonial at form 16th, 17th and 18th century. This may also be due to the fact that Manila was so heavily destroyed, including most colonial buildings in intramuros during the Japanese occupation and American bombing. One exception are retablos on Seven session of the cross from a church on the island of Bohol which still has some great colonial churches.
    There is also a great deal of information on the liberation of the city from Japanese occupation and some halls displaying paintings of leading 19th century paintings as well as Rizal: his portraits by other painters and his own artistic work.
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • Kandy G
    Cainta, Philippines2 contributions
    the place is small just good enough for the picture taking. They said birthday celebrant will be given free admission but there's an exemption to the rules and it's a little disappointing because when we are already in the place they said I have to pay full amount. even the discount was not given. over all the place is good and its really fun for picture taking
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Angelee R
    Manila, Philippines1,045 contributions
    our first time in puzzle mansion we really enjoyed roaming around the place the staff is good specially the guide he explain it very well the place is very clean
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • John R
    Sarasota, FL8 contributions
    I have been to many cultural heritage displays in the Philippines, but this is the best one I've encountered. Very well done, clean, comfortable, excellent displays, good information, very informative and educational. Worth the visit for sure.
    Written 5 September 2022
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  • Altheia
    Baguio, Philippines5 contributions
    A great place to refresh, stroll and sit. It's good for big events or celebrations since I had participated the cultural dances way back Panagbenga 2018 that was held in here but the stage lacks space. Also very historical. Good for those who loves about histories.
    Written 21 February 2021
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  • Henry Jr E
    Metro Manila, Philippines10 contributions
    A very interesting place to visit, specially for the kids. and the kids at hear. However, it needs updating. We can level with other museums in other countries
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • Joyce D
    134 contributions
    Entrance Fee: P100
    Open Hours: 9am - 5pm
    How to get here: Jeep to Angono (From Cubao or Antipolo), then walk or tricycle

    I was in awe as I realize the story of the Blanco Family and their passion and career in painting as I go around the museum.

    Each of the family member (Jose "Pitok" Blanco and his wife and their 7 children) has his / her won area to exhibit works from when he / she started painting. The youngest has works he made when he was just 4 years old displayed. And it was conparable to a professional painter's work!

    I think it is a nice musuem to visit for children who especially have interest in painting and in our history and Philippine culture.

    Visitors can also discover here their fishermen roots and love of culture as they see subjecta of diffetent ethnicities.

    Written 21 August 2017
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  • Jeanette Uy
    19 contributions
    I’ve been in Villa Escudero in 2010, 2012 and 2022. No new activities or attractions were added. Same carabao ride, museum self-tour, swimming pool, cultural show and lunch menu. Pool though was improved and expanded. Faster service and better food choices and quality during cultural show. Better photo quality by official photographer. More items in the souvenir shop too. They added a covered dining hall which is nice for those who cannot go down the waterfalls to eat.
    But I noticed staff was less friendly and smile less too.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Maria Ligaya
    Auckland, New Zealand469 contributions
    During our last few days in the Philippines, my husband and I decided to come here (I am a new Zealand national and my husband is from India). The museum did a fantastic job of transporting us to various regions in the Philippines. Each provides interesting facts, and each showcases a unique cuisine. You can try your hand at selling dirty ice cream or carrying the "Taho" in this interactive museum. You can purchase some of the popular street eats in the inside retail establishment. As a thank-you, they treated us to a fantastic traditional dance. Tears welled up in my eyes because this museum inspired such a strong sense of patriotism and a realization that I have a good right to be proud of my heritage.
    Written 9 September 2022
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  • Irene Dulay
    Dagupan, Philippines23 contributions
    Never actually thought it would be this good but it is. Educational and well curated. Government should fund this. Its just sad that they dont get support from government. Department of tourism should include this in their must see museums in the city.
    Written 13 March 2016
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  • Brix510
    San Jose, CA951 contributions
    This place is a very nice monument and lovely dedication to a national hero to the philippines. Worth a quick trip to learn about why Rizal is so important to the filipino people
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • renzie22
    Luzon, Philippines62 contributions
    we've been wanting to visit museo pambata for the longest time and finally we had a chance to do a walk-in visit last week. so many things to see and learn in this place. too bad, one room is unavailable due to renovations. we are the only visitors during that time, almost like we rented the whole place for ourselves. and amazingly, the air conditioner is working just fine. 👍🏼 there were staff who assisted us and took photos of us but not on all rooms. 🙁 no one walked us through the tour but that was understandable since it is not an actual field trip 😅 although, im kinda annoyed with the two ladies (staff) that was chatting instead of offering us assistance. they're just minding their own business and continued chatting as if there are no customers around. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼🤬

    anyway, my personal fave in the entire tour was when we wrote something on the wall using the flashlights of our cellphones. that was sooooo cool. 👍🏼 as well as the earthquake simulation table. 👍🏼

    some facilities need to be fixed tho'.
    📍the heart beat sound machine - sounds the same for all categories. im not sure but it really sounded the same for us.
    📍body sounds - at times it wasn't working when we press the buttons
    📍wall climbing area - the helmets are too big for kids, dirty, and some are busted
    📍the outer space area - some of the buttons are not working
    📍kaleidoscope - it's too hard for kids to rotate it on their own. it is kinda heavy for adults actually.

    overall, my daughter totally enjoyed everything and that's what's important. 😊
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines6,058 contributions
    Some understanding of Philippine history is necessary in order to appreciate this place. It is well-kept and every item in the museum is provided with a sufficient description. Aside from the museum on the ground floor, the upper floors (where the Aguinaldo family used to live) transport you back in time (at least to the 19th century) with all the antique furniture, lovely rooms, spacious halls, symbolic decors, and so forth. I only wish that they installed an air-conditioning system in the house to make everyone's visit more pleasant and comfortable. I also wish that, aside from the second floor, they would also allow visitors to visit the upper floors and the house tower. Lastly, I hope that they would open the souvenir shop, the audio-visual room, and the interactive room. It would also be nice if they had some coffee shop or restaurant in the shrine's spacious gardens.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • iluvursmiles
    San Juan, Philippines355 contributions
    Nice collection of shoes and some artifacts, well maintained.

    Just a short visit inside. Nice giant fallen tree outside as well.
    Written 9 August 2019
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