One of the most beautiful places to visit in Antipolo City is the Pinto Art Museum, an art gallery housing hundreds of contemporary artworks from different Filipino artists. Visiting this art museum requires a two-hour ride from Manila, and travelers are rewarded with pleasant mountain wind and fantastic art pieces. This place makes an easy weekend or weekday trip with friends and family. So bring out your pen and paper, and we will share how to visit this wonderful museum.
Post Updated: September 12, 2023: We updated the museum’s schedule, entrance fees, other rates, and contact information. Additionally, we updated the travel directions to the museum. We also provided a new sample itinerary if you plan a day tour visit to this art gallery.
Brief Details About Pinto Art Museum
Pinto Art Museum is an art haven in the mountains of Antipolo. It is owned by a neurologist and art collector, Dr. Joven Cuanang. This museum is perfect for delighting your eyes with 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 country.
As the name implies, Pinto means ‘door’ in Filipino, which reflects the entire museum’s architectural design. The buildings are composed of different galleries, each with its theme and centerpiece. Just two hours away from Manila, this art haven in the mount is truly easy to get to.
How to Go to Pinto Art Museum
Getting to this beautiful art gallery is easy. It is located inside a residential village in Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines. We recommend using Google Maps on your smartphone for visitors with private vehicles. Just follow the directions until you reach the destination. However, there’s a small entrance fee that you need to pay at the gate of this subdivision, and the subdivision only allows up to 50 cars in the museum’s street parking.
If you are using public transportation, here’s your guide. (You can check the LRT Government Website for the complete details about the different transit systems around Metro Manila).
From LRT Line 2 Cubao Station, Quezon City
- Take the LRT Train Line 2 from Cubao Station to Antipolo Station.
- From Antipolo Station, take a jeepney ride going to Antipolo City Church. (Take the jeep with Antipolo Simbahan Sumulong Hi-way placard). Ask the driver to drop you off at Antipolo Church.
- Once at Antipolo Church, take a tricycle ride to the Pinto Art Museum.
Coming from Robinson’s Galleria
- Take a bus (G-Liner, Green Star, or RRCG with a 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 with “Antipolo Simbahan” placard going to Antipolo Church.
- Once at Antipolo Church, take a tricycle and go to the museum.
Starting from SM Megamall
- Take a public van or SUV with Antipolo Simbahan placard and go to Antipolo Church.
- Once at Antipolo Church, take a tricycle ride to Pinto Art Museum.
Pinto Art Museum Schedule and Rates
The museum is open every Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Tickets are available at the entrance, and prices vary according to age.
Pinto Art Museum Entrance Fee
A regular ticket costs PHP 250 (USD 4.50) per visitor aged 18 years old and above, and this price includes a whole-day tour around the art gallery. They also have a café (Pinto Cafe by Peppermill) inside the museum if you want to grab something to eat. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the museum.
|Adults (18 years old and above)||PHP 250 per person (USD 4.50)|
|Senior citizens and PWD||PHP 200 per person (USD 3.60)|
|Students with proof of enrollment||PHP 125 per person (USD 2.28)|
|Children aged three years old and below||Free|
Pinto Art Museum Prenup Rates
Pinto Art Museum is also an excellent place for prenups. The museum is open from 10 AM to 6 PM for prenup shoots, and here’s their updated pricing:
|Upper and lower garden (outdoor only)||PHP 10,000 (USD 180)|
|Academy (outdoor only)||PHP 15,000 (USD 270)|
|The upper and lower garden + indigenous art museum + Gallery 5 (pocket garden)||PHP 18,000 (327)|
|The upper and lower garden + Gallery 7 view deck||PHP 25,000 (USD 450)|
|The upper and lower garden + indigenous art museum + academy||PHP 25,000 (USD 450)|
For any photo shoot and event inquiries, email the museum management at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, pets are not allowed inside the museum.
Wear light yet suitable clothing.
Wear light clothing if you plan to visit this museum in the daytime. The artworks are displayed inside the Santorini-inspired buildings. The museum uses natural ventilation, and it gets warm at noon, so wearing light clothing is a great idea to keep you cool while exploring the art gallery.
Try visiting the art gallery during weekdays.
We visited this museum on a Tuesday. As expected, the number of travelers was few. You can freely walk around without any congestion. The museum is usually crowded on the weekend, so if you want fewer people around, try visiting on a weekday.
Bring your camera
From smartphones to high-end cameras, bring it. This art gallery is totally Instagrammable at any angle, which is why many couples choose this place for their prenup shoots. Just avoid using flash photography since it is not allowed inside the museum.
Request for a guide
The paintings and artworks in this museum are complex. Requesting a guide to tour you around is helpful in learning more about every artwork. Ask the staff at the entrance, and they will assist you.
Take your time
There are hundreds of art pieces in Pinto Art Museum. Do not rush everything. Take time, relax, breathe, and digest every artwork you see. Read its label and description and have fun with some interactive art. It took us almost half a day to explore the whole place. Keep your chill, and do not rush.
|0800H||Arrival at LRT Antipolo Station in Masinag, Antipolo, Rizal. Take a jeep to Antipolo Church|
|0900H||Arrival at Antipolo Church. Take a tricycle to Pinto Art Museum|
|0915H||Arrival at the museum and start of the tour|
|1200H||Lunch at Cafe Rizal by Peppermill (located inside the museum)|
|1600H||End of the museum tour. Take the tricycle back to Antipolo Church|
|1615H||From Antipolo Church, take a jeep to LRT Antipolo Station in Masinag|
|1715H||Arrival at LRT Antipolo Station|
Pinto Art Museum is truly a feast for the eyes and food for the brain. Similar to BenCab Museum in Baguio City, this museum houses hundreds of artworks focusing on contemporary Filipino art. As you can see, visiting this art gallery is not difficult. With the help of the Light Rail Transit System of Metro Manila, visiting places like this can make our short getaway easy, convenient, and accessible. It took us a whole day exploring the entire museum, but we think it’s not enough because there are many things to see! Nevertheless, we believe the Pinto Art Museum is worth visiting several times to understand the stories and meaning behind each artwork genuinely. Come and visit this museum with your friends and family. We know that you will love it!
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