I’ve never been to an art museum. Ever. Until now. The events that led me to plan this trip to Pinto Art Museum was actually seeing my colleague’s photos of the place on my IG and FB feed. And they are just so beautiful. Which led me to Google… and the rest, as they say, is history. My trip has been delayed for a few times because of work but my friends and I finally stepped foot on the place last Saturday, September 19.
Pinto Art Museum is located in Antipolo, Rizal – just more or less an hour away from the busy streets of EDSA. It’s kind of a hidden gem since it’s not located in the main roads and that adds to its charm. This unassuming museum actually has five galleries – if I’m not mistaken – and only costs PHP180! (PHP150 for seniors and PWD; PHP100 for children and students.)
I gotta say that the place reminds me of Greece. Culture/arts + the pristine white walls = Greece in my mind. They were even repainting some of the walls during our visit so you know they really keep up with the place.
I won’t be posting photos per gallery because frankly, I don’t remember which gallery is which. Instead I will be posting photos in random order! Below are my favorite shots (out of 200+ photos I took). Pinto Art Museum is definitely a feast for the eyes! I’d let the photos do the talking.
I tried out the panorama feature of iPhone on the last gallery we visited and realized just how beautiful it looks. Ugh, regrets. We had lot of shots at this gallery, obviously. It’s actually amazing how it looks like we were the only ones in the museum at this time when we’re not. We just have to time when others are passing by and take quick shots. Sneaky, eh? I’m ending this photo series with our Panorama shots!
All in all, it was a great trip. I seriously thought I won’t enjoy a trip to an art museum but I was so wrong! I loved it. My friends and I spend 3-4 hours touring the place and even more if we didn’t have a place to go afterwards. Pinto Art Museum is a must even if you’re not an art lover. You definitely will be one after!
I’m already planning a few museum trips, particularly National Museum and Ayala Museum, in the near future. 🙂
How about you? Been to Pinto Art Museum or any museum? How’s your experience? 🙂