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Pinto Artwork Museum in Antipolo (up to date 2022) – Journey Up

NOTE: The article beneath and most pictures had been taken throughout numerous pre-pandemic visits, however I’ve up to date the newest tips and charges with data accessible as of July 2022.

Newest Pointers (up to date July 2022)

  • The museum is open from Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Stroll-in solely (no reservation required)
  • No pets allowed
  • For photoshoot and occasion inquiries: E-mail them at

Entrance Charges

  • P250 – Grownup (18 years outdated and above)
  • P200 – PWD & Senior Citizen (with legitimate ID)
  • P125 – College students with proof of enrollment (legitimate ID)
  • FREE – 3 years outdated and beneath

About Pinto Artwork Museum

A set of statues made alternatively of stone and candlewax dotted the gardens. In the midst of the inexperienced garden was an vintage 4 poster mattress laid out with crisp white sheets. A number of stunning silver artwork items work confirmed ladies cradling infants beneath their metal spiral wombs. In all places I seemed there appeared to be doorways and paths ready to disclose extra hidden treasures.

Pinto Artwork Museum is only a 40-minute drive from the place I dwell, but it feels worlds away. This stunning modern artwork house sits on a 1.2 hectare property often known as Silangan Gardens positioned inside a personal subdivision in Antipolo, Rizal. A number of artwork galleries will be discovered within the open-air Mediterranean-inspired villas, shrouded by well-manicured gardens and landscaped greens. Pinto means door in Filipino, and the museum goals to be a gateway for contemporary and modern artwork.

I’ve been desirous to test it out for the longest time after studying rave critiques and seeing drool-worthy pictures from The Travelling Dork, however since Antipolo is so close to, I’ve given up journeys right here in favor of extra unique locations. Throughout one drizzly weekend in December, I lastly bought to go to the museum and realized that I don’t should journey far to get a style of one thing new.

Strolling round Pinto Artwork Museum is a visible a deal with. With aged doorways, home windows, and quirky artwork items, each flip of the nook reveals one thing attention-grabbing. No marvel the place is fashionable with pre-nuptial periods and pictorials, every little thing right here is so picturesque. There are numerous photographic alternatives ready at each angle to fulfill any shutterbug’s cravings. Even for those who’re simply armed with a cellphone digicam, you’d be hard-pressed to take a nasty picture on this place. It’s that photogenic.

As we walked behind a quaint chapel with stucco partitions, we got here throughout a meditation backyard devoted to the love of Jose Rizal and Leonor Rivera. There was a spoken phrase piece being performed which advised the love story and failed engagement between our nationwide hero and his erstwhile fiancee. Set to a backdrop of a musical cello and piano piece, the piece recounted how their engagement was damaged by Rivera’s mom, who intervened of their affair by hiding Rizal’s letters from her daughter as a result of she opposed the match.

In line with the theme, the small backyard additionally contained a backyard with a desk containing letters labelled “The Undelivered Challenge” subsequent to stationary and pens. A handwritten information instructed folks to empty their ideas and write nameless letters to those whom they’d cherished and misplaced. I used to be curious to learn all of the letters of heartbreak and unrequited love that lay unopened within the drawers.

In order to not drown in melancholia, we moved on to the artwork galleries, which had been unfold out in six buildings across the house. The gardens themselves had been pretty with a lot of completely different artwork installations round.

Pinto Artwork Museum accommodates a large but well-curated assortment of recent work, sculptures and artwork installations. Gallery 1 appears to be dedicated to extra conventional artwork items with work depicting idyllic scenes from day by day life within the Philippines.

Gallery 2 had extra experimental combined media items with some installations much like these I’ve seen displayed in Baguio’s BenCab Museum. Gallery 3 had some actually attention-grabbing wire sculptures.

Galleries 4 and 5 appeared to comprise fashionable and summary artwork items that I received’t faux to grasp. I’m not likely an artwork critic, however I feel most individuals can respect the attention-grabbing artwork items right here.

One factor I actually respect about Pinto Artwork Museum is that it manages to make the paintings and all of the buildings cohesive with the setting. Not like formal museums which protect artwork items in managed air-conditioned rooms, all of the buildings listed here are open-air buildings, which retains every little thing pure.

Ducati. Ducati Bike and wire sculpture. Owned by Alex Lietz and wire sculpture by Alab Pagarigan. 2015

It was refreshing to see artwork items not solely hanging within the partitions, however built-in within the seating areas and gardens as artwork installations. The identical goes for all of the pure parts like a tree rising out from the center of a stairway and rocks in the course of one of many galleries flooring. I additionally respect the truth that images for private use is allowed right here not like another museums.

Forest by Antonio Leano. Set up. 2012. This indoor bamboo forest reminded us of The Wooden Between the Worlds from Narnia.

The Museum of Indigenous Artwork

The Museum of Indigenous Artwork, positioned within the decrease gardens, showcases the richness of the Filipino tradition. It accommodates purposeful and ritual objects, textiles, jewellery and different stunning indigenous paintings.

The place to eat in Pinto Artwork Museum

Pinto Artwork Museum has its personal in-house eating places together with Pinto Cafe within the backyard space and Cafe Tan-aw by Peppermill, a roofdeck space close to the doorway.

Each are operated by Peppermill Restaurant & Mixology Bar. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes together with soup, salad, appetizers, Japanese delicacies, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, primary programs and desserts. The meals is sweet, however a bit dear, with primary dishes costing anyplace from P255 (Inexperienced Rooster Curry) to P3,595 (Unique Angus Tomahawk Steak). The eating places function similtaneously the museum from 9:00 am to six:00 pm.

Pinto Artwork Museum is a particular must-see vacationer spot that’s not that removed from the metro. When you’ve got expat / balikbayan associates or kin visiting who solely have restricted time to tour round Manila, I’d rank this as one of many prime locations you may take them to. Allot round 3-5 hours to go to all of the galleries and take pictures across the place.

Da Vinci Pizza (shrimp, spinach cream, sundried tomato, artichoke)

*NEW IN 2022* Pinto Artwork Museum simply launched a brand new cafe in July 2022 known as Cafe Dionysius. Positioned on the roof deck of the Pinto Academy, the cafe managed by On a regular basis Meals makes a speciality of brunch, breakfast and sandwiches. Gadgets on the menu embrace Beef Tapa Rice Bowls (P400), Truffle Carbonara (P390), Kesong Puti Panini (P180), Traditional Madeleines ((P190) and extra.

Images from Cafe Dionysius FB web page

Picture shoot charges

  • P8,000 – higher backyard, decrease backyard (out of doors solely)
  • P15,500 – higher backyard, decrease backyard, Indigenous Artwork Museum and Gallery 6 backyard (out of doors solely)
  • Inclusive of: 5 hours photoshoot: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (in extra P750/hour) or 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 5 pax (in extra P300 per head)
  • comes with preparation room with air situation
  • extra of P500 for five hours
  • in extra P100 per hour
  • For inquiries concerning prenuptial shoots and different occasions, please name 697-1015.

Tackle & contact information

Pinto Artwork Museum is positioned at 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines.

  • Contact information: (02) 6971015
  • E-mail:
  • Fb web page: Pinto Artwork Museum.

The way to get to Pinto Artwork Museum

Pinto Artwork Museum is positioned inside Grand Heights, a personal subdivision in Antipolo, Rizal. We discover it simpler to get right here from Ortigas Avenue Extension to keep away from the visitors congestion of Sumulong Freeway and Antipolo city correct.

By automobile / non-public car:

  1. From Quezon Metropolis, go to Aurora Boulevard and take the route going to Marikina. Drive alongside Marcos Freeway heading to Antipolo.
  2. Flip proper on Felix Avenue (the nook with Robinson’s Metro East & Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall).
  3. Flip left if you attain Ortigas Avenue Extension.
  4. Flip left on the rotunda resulting in both Antipolo or Taytay Diversion Highway.
  5. Observe the Ortigas Avenue Extension street which can ultimately develop into L. Sumulong Memorial Circle.
  6. There can be a small signal on the suitable facet of the street pointing to Grand Heights and Pinto Artwork Museum.

By public transportation (coming from Cubao):

  1. Take the LRT Line 2 and get off on the Santolan Station
  2. Take a jeepney or FX sure for Antipolo (search for jeepneys sure for Antipolo-Simbahan-Junction or Antipolo-Shopwise), Tanay (Tanay-Antipolo), or Teresa.
  3. Get off at Ynares Middle.
  4. Trip a tricycle and ask the motive force to drop you at Grand Heights Subdivision (some drivers are usually not conversant in Pinto Artwork Museum).

By public transportation (coming From Ortigas space):

  1. Trip a jeep/FX going to Antipolo (there’s a jeepney terminal on the Greenfield District space and an FX terminal at SM Megamall Parking space). Estimated fare is P45.
  2. When you attain the Ynares Middle, take a tricycle and ask the motive force to take you to Grand Heights Subdivision. Estimated fare for trike is P40.
  3. On the guard home, inform them you’re going to the museum.


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