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“Art gallery”
Review of Museo Orlina

Museo Orlina
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Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Tagaytay
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Museo Orlina is a veritable treasure trove of contemporary art of the internationally-acclaimed, pioneer, and foremost practitioner of glass sculpture in the Philippines, Ramon Orlina. The museum has four levels of exhibit area, a sculpture garden and amphitheater, and a roof deck to enjoy the spectacular view of Taal Lake.
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We went here on a Friday morning. Parking in the road outside. A handful of other visitors

There is a video about the gallery in reception, which is quite short and worth watching before you go round.

The gallery is split into rooms across 5 levels, including roof and garden. There is a lift between floors if the stairs are a problem.

Most of the work exhibited is by mr Ortega. Predominantly in glass and crystal. Some stunning pieces. The female torso seems to be a particular favourite of his. There is a large bronze torso on the upper floor. Also a bronze bust of former president Cory Aquino.

Not just work by Ortega but also other artists. Including a striking picture of the inside of a jeepney with the driver reaching back for payment, with a picture of Jesus below his outstretched hand. All manner of messages there.

On the lowest floor, before the door into the garden, there is a collection of unrelated pieces, including a take on Michelangelo's Pieta, which seems a bit out of place.

The garden is used for art and music presentations and also contains some sculptural works. A fibre horse is particularly striking.

Worth a visit.

2  Thank BernardandCoring
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Even if your not into art, the place is worth a visit. Just the cascading hills and view is already worth the entrance fee which is not expensive.

1  Thank Tohgy T
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Going there you need to go down a steep road and narrow streets of the subdivision. Only on street parking is available.

Once you enter, you are greeted by several glass sculptures of Orlina a small ticket booth.

Our journey to the museum started with a 3 minute video on how the museum came into being.

After that, you are free to roam around 4 floors of exhibits and a garden sculpture park. Works by Orlina and other artists are showcased and nothing in the museum is for sale as it is the personal collection of Ramon Orlina.

The museum offers a spectacular view of Taal Lake and Taal crater from any southward angle.

It may take more than a one hour visit to fully appreciate the place.

Must for art and non art lovers like to visit in Tagaytay

Thank junpsj
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

When you reach the top of sta. rosa - tagaytay road you will see kaye ryan grill beside econo hotel, there is a very steep road beside kaye ryan grill going to museo orilina so either you have a good driver and car or you can park your car in kaye ryan grill and you can easily walk going towards museo orlina since it is very near (you can see the building from kaye ryan grill).

They have a P100 fee.
I was surprised that the artist was the one who created the UST's Quattromondial monument and i was very happy. you can a lot of other arts and glass sculptures here. If you are an art lover you will surely love this place. I encourage my fellow thomasians to visit this place. They sell souvenirs like USTs quattromondial ref magnet (P50) and mouse pad (P200)

2  Thank thenavigator8
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

What a find this place is! Orlina`s collection of glass sculptures is simply stunning. A must see museum in Tagaytay!

1  Thank Neil H
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