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Beautiful places are sometimes found in the most secluded part of a town like the Pinto Art Museum that is situated in the almost hidden subdivision in Antipolo City.

Pinto Art Museum is owned by Dr. Joven Cuanang, an art enthusiast who believes that appreciation of art and culture can shape one’s identity. He, who is deeply rooted in his inclination to Filipino’s artistic prowess, has accumulated a number of artworks in his personal collection. He acquired a modest house and lot in the 70’s and opened the Pinto Gallery around 2000. When he launched the gallery, he poured his own personal wealth into the museum to perform a civic duty for the Filipino people. The museum’s overall mission is to champion conservation of nature, education of the Filipino people, and opening doors for talented artists. (source)



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The museum is not your ordinary museum that houses all its arts in one building. Rather, it consists of more than five buildings that give home to different arts and crafts from our Filipino artists- from modern and contemporary arts to indigenous ones.

The whole place is something to celebrate for those who are into photography and are Instagram fanatics because every corner of this museum is picture-perfect. Unlike other museums, Pinto Art offers its visitors beautiful landscapes that harmonize with the architectural design of the buildings. It is good to say that the whole place is a work of art.

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The whole place of Pinto Art Museum is approximately 1.3 hectares so it will take hours before you can actually finish touring the place. If you love arts and are into museums, this is definitely for you. Moreover, the museum is not only designed to house these beautifully painted and crafted arts but serves as a reminder of how world-class our Filipino artists are.

It is really thanks to the unselfishness of the Filipino art collector, Dr. Cuanang, for opening the door of Pinto Art Museum to the public. As he once said, “If you can build a place where people can relate to an idea, things start to happen. I feel that with the state society is in, we need something like this where people can ask themselves: What constitutes a well-lived life? That’s a philosophical question you can answer only if you explore art, science and the humanities.” (source)

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HOW TO GET THERE?

By private vehicle (source)

  • Take the route going to Marikina and drive along Marcos Highway heading to Antipolo.
  • Turn right at Felix Avenue.
  • Turn left at Ortigas Avenue Extension.
  • Turn left at the rotunda leading to either Antipolo or Taytay Diversion Road.
  • Follow the Ortigas Avenue Extension road until you reach the L. Sumulong Memorial Circle.
  • Look for the sign on the right side of the road which points to Grand Heights and Pinto Art Museum.

Via LRT 2

  • Take the LRT Line 2 and get off at the Santolan Station.
  • Take a jeepney or FX bound for Antipolo (Antipolo-Simbahan-Junction or Antipolo-Shopwise), Tanay (Tanay-Antipolo), or Teresa.
  • Get off at Ynares Center.
  • Ride a tricycle going to Grand Heights Subdivision.

Via FX/Jeep 

  • Ride a jeep or FX going to Antipolo at a terminal at Starmall
  • Get off at Ynares Center.
  • Ride a tricycle going to Grand Heights Subdivision.

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 RATES/ENTRANCE TICKET FEES:

  • P200 for a regular ticket
  • P180 for senior citizens and PWD with valid IDs
  • P100 for children and students with proper school IDs
  • Free for children below 3 years old
  • There’s an entrance fee of P20 for road users for non-residents of Grand Heights. You can park your vehicles on the street right across the museum.

PHOTO SHOOT RATES:

  • P7,500 – upper garden, lower garden (outdoor only)
  • P15,000 – upper garden, lower garden, Indigenous Art Museum and the new Museum wing (outdoor only)
  • Inclusive of: 5 hours photoshoot: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (in excess P750/hour) or 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 5 pax (in excess P300 per head)
  • comes with preparation room with air condition
  • additional of P500 for 5 hours
  • in excess P100 per hour
  • For inquiries regarding prenuptial shoots and private events, please call 6971015 and look for Jenny Villanueva

REMINDERS/TIPS:

  1. We decided to ride in a UV express at Starmall Crossing for convenience sake. Thus if you opt to ride a jeep then you can further lower your expenses.
  2. The Museum is open every Tuesdays to Sundays from 9AM to 6PM. 
  3. Backpacks are not allowed inside the museum so surrender it to the management to properly secure your bags.
  4. Wear comfortable outfit because the museum is not air-conditioned.
  5. Strictly follow the rules given in the registration area and respect other tourists visiting the place. Give each other ample time to take pictures on their desired areas. Turn off the flash of your cameras.
  6. It is advisable to visit during weekdays to avoid a large crowd in the museum and if you are a fan of side trips, you may want to visit Antipolo Church before you head back home since the church is just a short walk from the PUV terminal.
  7. No food or pets are allowed.
  8. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the museum.
  9. NO Changing clothes allowed inside the museum.
  10. Children can visit Pinto Art Museum as long as they are accompanied by an adult inside the premises at all times.
  11. Pinto Art Museum reserves the right to remove from the premises persons deemed unruly by management.
  12. Food and drinks are not allowed inside the museum so better eat before you take your visit at the museum.
  13. You can eat at the restaurant inside the museum. I cannot give you enough details about the menu and the prices because we didn’t get the chance to try it since we are on a tight budget. But as per my research, it is a little bit pricey. But who knows? The price might just be right for the quality of the food they serve. 😊

Summary of Expenses

Starmall(Shaw) to Antipolo (RT) Php 100
Trike going to Pinto (60/3) 40
Entrance Fee
Regular- 200
Senior with ID- 180
Students with ID- 100
200
Trike fr Pinto to Antipolo Church (60/3) 20
GRAND TOTAL Php 360


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