Made up of four distinct museums, National Museum stands as a cultural, educational, and scientific institution dating back to 1901. Tour one or all of this attraction's complimentary museums, which consist of the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium. Learn about the history of the Philippines through permanent ethnographic, archeological, and artistic collections. While here, take a walk through Rizal Park, the green space surrounding these buildings. Use our Manila trip planner to add National Museum and other attractions to your Manila vacation plans.
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We really loved the paintings at the National Museum. They are very beautiful and self-explain about the history of the country. more »
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.... more »
Recommended for Manila visits with your kids or kids at heart. There are lots of interesting things here that will everyone enjoy minimum of 2 hours to maximize your visit but the Museum does not have any time restriction you can even stay all day. Don't worry about bringing too many bags since they have baggage counter. Comfort rooms are also very clean and can be found every floor. No food sold inside the museum and I think it's also not allowed to eat.
Great place to visit. Rich in history and arts. Perhaps you need half day to appreciate everything. Glad to spend an hour exploring National Museum of Fine Arts with my dad. But we only finished 1 out of 4 floors. Will definitely go back for the other three soon. Best thing its for free! Kudos to the management for keeping up the spacious museum clean and organized.
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