“Pinto Art Museum this Saturday?” asked Angel. Me, “Where’s that?” “Antipolo,” Angel replied. She followed up with this link. I took a look at it, marveled at its charm, and I was sold.
I have traveled with them several times now (Angel to Cavite, Vietnam, and Cambodia; Angge to Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu, La Union, Misamis Oriental, Zambales, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia; Justine to Cavite and La Union). But, it’s the first time that we’re exploring an art place all together. Plus, I haven’t seen Angel in a while so I was really excited.
We took the fx to Antipolo from Cubao (Farmers Market side). Since there were four of us, we took the middle seats. I am not sure if it was because it was really just summer or if the airconditioning system of the fx we took was not functioning well, but it was really hot! Good thing I was with this bunch who are all happy people that we were just laughing through most of the trip.
In about 40 minutes, we arrived in Antipolo. We missed our drop off point because, apparently, the driver didn’t hear us when we told him earlier during the trip that we would need to alight at Ynares, where we were supposed to get a trike. He asked where we were heading to and it was a good thing that Pinto Art Museum was known among them so he took us to the nearest trike stop.
I have read somewhere that the tricycle ride should only cost Php 40.00. But, perhaps because there were four of us (three were kinda big and one petite), the driver charged us Php 50.00. Still a good price, I’d say.
When we got to Pinto Art Museum, everyone was so excited.
And, the place didn’t disappoint. It was a visual feast!
I loved their displayed artworks…
And, everything in between.
Oh, and we caught the sunset, too!
At one point, I kind of felt bad that I didn’t get to bring my DSLR (which was with my Dad). But, I realized that I take pictures to capture the moment. And, what better way to do it than to BE in the moment. So, I just chose to fully experience everything. I was in this beautiful place. With art, expressions of those who created them. With this bunch of people, whom I all love. I couldn’t ask for more.
Summary of expenses:
- Fx ride from Cubao to Antipolo, Rizal (Php 50.00)
- Tricycle ride to Pinto Museum (Php 12.50, Php 50.00 shared by four people)
- Entrance fee (Php 150.00)
- Dessert + beer (Php 300.00 per pax, expenses shared between four for two desserts and beer or coffee)
- Tricycle ride from Pinto Museum (Php 12.50, Php 50.00 shared by four people)
- Fx ride from Antipolo to Cubao (Php 50.00)
- If commuting, inform the driver as early as possible that you want to go to Pinto Art Museum and ask to be dropped off where you can take a trike to. Being that we were all first-timers, we apparently passed the place where we should have all alighted. Good thing, the driver knew where we could take a trike and was kind enough to drop us off where it was convenient for us to do so.
- Come in early and try to be at Pinto Art Museum by 2:00 PM. Give yourself at least four hours to experience the place. Maximize your stay. Enjoy the art. Love the scenery.
- Bring your DSLR. The place is really pretty and it would be a pity if you don’t get to capture its beauty.
- Bring water. The museum is huge and you would have to walk a lot.
- Wear something comfortable. If going in summer, I suggest you bring extra clothes.
- Try Siraulo, their restaurant. The food is a bit pricey. But, the desserts we had were yum! Plus, we got to drink beer and coffee, too. :D
- Chill, enjoy, and have a blast. Pinto Art Museum is one place I invite you to visit when you’re in Manila or in Antipolo.
Pinto Art Museum
Address: 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, 1870 Antipolo, Philippines
Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday to Sunday
Entrance Fee: Php 150.00 for adults, Php 120.00 for senior citizens, Php 75.00 for students with ID
Contact Number:: +63.2.697.1015
How to get there: Take the fx from Cubao (MRT side) to Antipolo (Php 50.00 per pax) and request the driver to drop you off near Ynares or where you can take the trike to Pinto Art Museum. While the place is known amongst them, make sure that you inform the driver where you’re heading to as early as possible. Then, take the trike to the museum (Php 50.00 per trike).
With permission, some of the photos used on this blog post were taken by Justine Galvez.
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