Mommy Travels: Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo

Knowing that I will have my hands full once baby number 3 is born, I try to spend as much quality time with my 2 daughters as possible. So when my highschool best friends planned a daytrip to Antipolo for some R&R a couple of months ago, I immediately tagged Cesca (my eldest) along for some mom-and-daughter bonding.

Read HERE for our Luljetta’s Hanging and Garden Spa experience.

Our itinerary is packed to make the most of the daytrip. After a quick stop at the Our Lady of Peace Church where we also bought suman for pasalubong, we then head out to Pinto Art Museum.

pinto museum entrance

‘pinto’ to Pinto

‘Pinto’ meaning door in Tagalog seems fit as a name for the place as it opens one’s perspective into a wide array of Filipino arts.

The sprawling garden is spacious enough that even if there were plenty of people visiting (we came on a Saturday), it does’t feel crowded at all. Being a city kid, Cesca had a great time running through the lawn scattered with numerous art installations and day beds. Perfect for lounging!

the princess enjoying the view and fresh air of antipolo

Striking a pose. F na F!

art installation pinto museum

3 months preggy here. Hindi ko keri ang pose ni ate!

Pinto Museum has several galleries displaying a variety of visual wonders. Cultured na cultured ang peg namin while going through the exhibits. I heard that they have guided tours as well but we were not able to avail of this when we were there.

pinto museum

Appreciating art. She took a LOT of pictures btw.

pinto museum

Roaming through the place, you’ll never run out of things to see. And even if you’re not really that artsy, you’ll surely appreciated the pieces showcased. Bonus if you’ll be coming along with your family or barkada, since the place is very Instagram-worthy. Perfect pang profile pic!

Seriously speaking, the place is truly picturesque with every nook and corner screaming photo opportunity. It’s no wonder that it’s a go-to place for pre-nuptial shoots and pictorials.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the gallery:

Oblivious by Stephanie Lopez

Oblivious by Stephanie Lopez

pinto museum

pinto museum

We spent a good 3 hours exploring the place and it was 3 hours worth spent. It made me realize that it’s good to once in a while take a step back and appreciate the things in front of us. In our fast paced lives, it has become very easy to just go with the flow and watch things flash by. It made us so used to the idea of always hassling, trying to beat the deadline and running after accomplishing things that maybe it won’t do us any harm if we see things from the eyes of a child.

With her head frowned, scrutinizing the art in front of her. Asking questions and full of curiosity. Then slowly, with a smile forming on her lips, ” Wow, Ma. Ang ganda! Ang ganda nito!”

Very pretty. Very pretty indeed.


San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal
Contact Number: Phone: (02) 697-1015

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday
9 AM – 6 PM

Entrance Ticket Rates:
Regular: Php 180
Senior Citizen: Php 150
Students with ID: Php 100
3 years old below: FREE

Remember! No Food, No Pets, No Smoking and No Changing Clothes allowed inside the museum


30 thoughts on “Mommy Travels: Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo

  1. Milton Coyne says:

    i really want to visit this place! I saw a lot lately from different bloggers and it made me so eager to explore this art museum. The paintings and the sculptures are very unique… I am planning visit Antipolo next month so I make sure to include this on my trip! Thanks for sharing. I’m sure you and your daughter had a blast here and it’s nice of you to expose her in such art and let her appreciate it on her own ways

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  2. Karen says:

    Visiting a museum with your kids feels like you’re in a school field trip, only that, you got to spend more time and eloquently explain the art in frames to your kids. It’s a pretty good tour than always bringing the children in malls.


  3. johnapgnt says:

    Awesome!!! The Pinto Art Museum has been on my lists of museums to see in Manila for so so so long! I hope that one weekend, when I needed a little breather from the city life I’ll be able to visit and see the beautiful art pieces ☺

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  4. Veeyah says:

    Wow! As an artist by trade, I feel a strong responsibility to visit the place and gawk at the beautiful pieces on display. I’ve always loved visiting museums and similar go-to’s! Your eldest looks so adorable, too, hehe.

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  5. Caroline says:

    The Pinto Art museum looks like a wonderful place to visit and your daughter looks quite happy with you there! What a beautiful looking time


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