Art and love at Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo

“Pinto Art Museum this Saturday?” asked Angel. Me, “Where’s that?” “Antipolo,” Angel replied. She followed up with this link. I looked at it, marveled at its charm, and I was sold.

Our Commute to Pinto Art Museum

We took the FX to Antipolo from Cubao (Farmers Market side). Since there were four of us, we took the middle seats. I am unsure if it was because it was summer or if the AC was not functioning well, but it was scorching hot! It’s a good thing I was with this bunch of happy people that we were 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, 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 quite big and one petite), the driver charged us Php 50.00. It’s still a reasonable price, I’d say.

The Visual Feast At Pinto Art Museum

When we got to Pinto Art Museum, everyone was so excited.

a lady wearing sunglasses sitting on a white bench at Pinto Art Museum

And the place didn’t disappoint. It was a visual feast!

I loved their displayed artwork…

The sculptures…

Their hallways…

Their cafe…

And everything in between.

At one point, I felt terrible 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 experience everything fully. I was in this beautiful place. With art and expressions of those who created them. With this bunch of people whom I all love. I couldn’t ask for more.

Some useful tips for your next visit to Pinto Art Museum

  • 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. Being that we were all first-timers, we missed our stop. 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 gorgeous, and it would be a pity if you don’t get to capture its beauty.
  • Bring water. The museum is enormous, and you would have to walk a lot.
  • Wear something comfortable. If you are going in summer, I suggest you bring extra clothes.
  • Try Siraulo, their restaurant. The food is quite pricey. But the desserts we had were yummy! Plus, we got to drink beer and coffee, too. 😀
  • Chill, enjoy, and have a blast. Pinto Art Museum is one place I invite you to visit when you’re in Manila or Antipolo.

Pinto Art Museum

Address: 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, 1870 Antipolo, Philippines
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 as early as possible. Then, take the trike to the museum (Php 50.00 per trike).
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

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