August 10, 2017

[Manila] 5D4N Getaway to Manila! 马尼拉首旅 Day 4.1 National Museum of the Philippines

5D4N Getaway to Manila! 马尼拉首旅


June 27, 2017 (Tuesday)

National Museum of the Philippines.

National Museum of the Philippines; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


In order to get to know more about a country or a city, it's best to visit their local museums.

We got the chance to visit Philippines' National Museum on our last day of trip. And I'm glad we did. Some more, it is free admission, even for foreigners!

It's such an educational place, full with collections of Filipino fine art, archaeology, botany, natural history & more. It feels more like entering a gallery than a museum.

In fact, the main National Museum building was home to members of the Philippine Senate from 1926 to 1996. It was closed and renovated to the National Museum of Fine Arts.

These are some of my favourite artworks and spots in the museum. Enjoy! ♥

Artworks by famous local artist Juan Luna Y Novicio (1857-1899).


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


A gift from Dr. Rizal to his wife Josephine Bracken on the day of his execution. His handwriting, "To my dear and unhappy wife". Dr. José Rizal was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines.


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


In other chambers...


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


National Museum of Fine Arts; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


We heard that there is another building - National Museum of Anthropology, just right across the main road. About 5 minutes walk.

Horse carriage spotted! :D




...And we are here! National Museum Part 2!


National Museum of Anthropology; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


The National Museum of Anthropology, which formerly known as the Museum of the Filipino People mainly houses the anthropology and archaeology divisions. Besides, it also houses the wreck of the San Diego, ancient artifacts, and zoology divisions. The building formerly housed the Department of Finance. 


National Museum of Anthropology; Getaway to Manila; Philippines




National Museum of Anthropology; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


National Museum of Anthropology; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


When it's about time to leave, we were caught in a heavy rain. The road was flooded causing heavy traffic jam.




We tried to call for GrabCar or Uber services, but due to weak network connection, it all failed. Finally, with the help of google map, we were able to locate and walk back to hotel. In fact, this way was faster than travelling by car (heh). What an experience! :')

-stay tuned for more!-

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