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’ 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!
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.
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:
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.
PINTO ART MUSEUM
San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal
Contact Number: Phone: (02) 697-1015
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