Quick Getaway for less than ₱500: Pinto Art Museum (2018)

Planning to satisfy your inner artsy cravings? Then Pinto Art Museum is the right place for you. Here’s your simple guide to this beautiful art gallery, a quick getaway for less than ₱500!

Updated: February 26, 2018

Are you looking for a perfect place to satisfy your artsy cravings? Then Pinto Art Museum is the right place for you.

Pinto Art Museum is an art haven in the mountains of Antipolo. Owned by Dr. Joven Cuanang MD, a neurologist and art collector. This museum is the perfect place to delight your eyes with myriads of colorful paintings, murals and artworks. Your eyes will not just be satisfied but you will also learn and discover the beauty of contemporary Filipino art from young to senior artists in the Philippines, a perfect mixture of the old and the new. Just an hour away from Manila, this art haven in the mount is truly easy to get to.

The new wing, pinto art museum

Traveler sitting in Pinto Art Museum

Traveler exploring the pinto art gallery

Pinto Art Museum is open every Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Tickets are available at the entrance and prices may vary according to age.

A regular ticket costs at PHP 200 (USD 4.00), this includes a whole day tour around the art gallery. Special pricings are also available for senior citizens at PHP 180 (USD 3.60) and students with proper school ID at PHP 100 (USD 2.00). They also have a café inside the museum in case you get hungry. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the premises of the museum.

Floating art Pinto Art Museum

Tips at Hand

If you’re planning to visit this picturesque art gallery, read my handy simple tips.

Wear light yet good clothing

If you wished to visit Pinto Art Museum at daytime, make sure to wear light clothing. The artworks are placed inside clusters of Santorini-inspired white buildings and uses natural ventilation from its windows. It may get hot and humid especially at noon time so wearing light clothing is enough to keep you cool.

Try visiting the art gallery during the weekdays

We visited Pinto Art Museum on a Tuesday. As expected, the number of travelers were really few. You can freely roam around the area without experiencing any congestion. The museum is sometimes crowded especially in the weekend, so if you want less people around then try visiting the museum on a weekday.

Beautiful women in Pinto Art Museum

Bring your camera

From smartphones to mirrorless cameras, just bring it. Pinto Art Museum is totally Instagrammable at any angle which is why many couples choose this place for their prenup shoots. Just avoid using flash since it is not allowed inside the museum.

Ask for a guide

The paintings and artworks in Pinto Art Museum are complex. Asking for a guide is helpful in learning more behind every artwork that you will see. Ask the staff in the entrance and they are more than willing to assist on your needs.

Take your time

There are hundreds of art pieces in Pinto Art Museum. Do not rush everything. Take your time, relax, breathe and digest every artwork that you will see. Read its label and description and have fun in some interactive art. It took us almost 3 hours in exploring the whole place. Keep your chill and do not rush.

Check out our travel journal here in Pinto Art Museum by clicking here.

How to Go to Pinto Art Museum

Getting to this beautiful art gallery is easy. Pinto Art Museum is located inside a residential subdivision in Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines. We paid a certain fee though in the entrance gate of this residential subdivision before driving our car inside.

If you have a private vehicle, open your Google Maps or Waze App on your smartphone and follow the directions until you reach the destination. For commuters, here’s your guide:

From LRT Line 2 Santolan Station, Pasig City

  • Take a jeepney ride from LRT Line 2 Santolan Station to Antipolo City Church. (Take the jeep with Antipolo Simbahan Sumulong Hi-way placard). Ask the driver to alight you in Antipolo Church.
  • Once at Antipolo Church, take a tricycle ride going to Pinto Art Museum.

From Cubao, Quezon City

  • Take an FX going to Antipolo Church. Ask the driver to alight you in Antipolo Church. (FX Terminal going to Antipolo City is located along Aurora Boulevard in Gateway Mall.)
  • Once at Antipolo Church, take a tricycle ride going to Pinto Art Museum.

From Robinson’s Galleria

  • Take a bus ride (G-Liner, Green Star or RRCG with placard stating Taytay) from Robinson’s Galleria to Tikling (Taytay, Rizal). Ask the bus conductor to alight you in Tikling.
  • From Tikling, take a jeepney ride with “Antipolo Simbahan” placard going to Antipolo Church.
  • Once at Antipolo Church, take a tricycle ride going to Pinto Art Museum.

From SM Megamall

  • There are available FXs in the area, take an FXs ride with Antipolo Simbahan placard and go to Antipolo Church.
  • Once at Antipolo Church, take a tricycle ride going to Pinto Art Museum.

Windows in Pinto Art Museum

Guy in the middle of a gallery pinto art museum

Sample Itinerary: Quick Getaway to Pinto Art Museum

Triptych artwork pinto art museum

  • 0800H: ETD LRT Santolan Station – Pasig City (Take Jeep to Antipolo Church)
  • 0900H: ETA Antipolo Church (Take a tricycle going to Pinto Art Museum)
  • 0915H: Start of Pinto Art Museum Tour (Take photos, explore and learn)
  • 1230H: ETD Pinto Art Museum (Take a tricycle going to Robinson’s Place Antipolo)
  • 1245H: ETA Robinson’s Place Antipolo
  • 1245H-1700H: Lunch, Free time
  • 1700H: ETD Antipolo City (Take a jeep or FX going to LRT Santolan Station)
  • 1800H: ETA LRT Santolan Station

Trip Expenses

  • Transportation:
    • Jeep from LRT Santolan Station to Antipolo Church₱20/person
    • Tricycle from Antipolo Church to Pinto Art Museum₱50 for 4 persons = ₱12.5/person
    • Tricycle from Pinto Art Museum to Robinson’s Antipolo: ₱50 for 4 persons = ₱12.5/person
    • Jeep from Robinson’s Antipolo to LRT Santolan Station: ₱20/person
  • Entrance Fee = ₱200/person
  • Others (Food, Entertainment) = ₱200
Total Expenses: ₱465

Enjoy your weekend getaway, file a leave, plan ahead and visit this marvelous art museum. It’s time for you to learn and discover the beauty of our own art.


Located at: 1 Sierra Madre Street., Grand Heights, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines.

Contact number: (02) 697 1015

Email: pintoartmuseum@yahoo.com

Schedule: Open Every Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm.

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