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Pinto Art Museum: Weekend Travel Guide

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One of the most beautiful places to visit in Antipolo is the Pinto Art Museum (also known as Pinto Art Gallery). This museum holds hundreds of contemporary Filipino artworks. It’s a great place for a quick side trip for less than ₱500 and it’s only an hour away from Manila. So bring out your pen and paper and take notes of our travel guide at Pinto Art Museum.

This post is updated on November 16, 2020. We rewrite almost half of this post and added the new safety guidelines from the Pinto Art Museum. Please take note of the protocols and follow safety standards. We also updated the new rates of the museum and operating hours.

New Normal Guidelines and Updates in Pinto Art Museum

We put safety as our number one priority for our readers and followers during this time of the pandemic. We are going to update our content regularly and you will see the pandemic highlights of a specific place inside this box.

Travel safely by wearing face mask, practice social distancing, bring hand sanitizer, and follow local safety guidelines. Do not travel if you are recently exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, and diarrhea.

Pinto Art Museum is open for visitors every Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Wearing of mask is required! Please check out the Safety Guidelines of Pinto Art Museum below.

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 a perfect place to delight your eyes with different 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 language which reflects the architectural design of the entire museum. The buildings are composed of different galleries and each gallery has its own theme and centerpiece. Just an hour away from Manila, this art haven in the mount is truly easy to get to.

Picture of a man climbing the steps in Pinto Art Museum

Photo gallery in Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo

Museum Schedule

This museum is open every Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tickets are available at the entrance and prices vary according to age.

Pinto Art Museum Entrance Fee 2020

Update as of November 1, 2020: A regular ticket costs at PHP 250 (USD 5.00) per visitor, this includes a whole day tour around the art gallery. Senior citizens and children are discouraged from visiting the museum due to the pandemic. They also have a café (Pinto Cafe by Peppermill) inside the museum in case you want to grab something to eat. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the museum.

Ticket Price (updated as of November 1, 2020)
Regular Ticket PHP 250/pax
Senior Citizens PHP 250/pax
Students with Proper School ID PHP 250/pax

Pinto Art Museum Prenup Rates 2020

Pinto Art Museum is also a great place for prenups. The museum is open from 10AM to 6PM for prenup shoots and here’s their updated pricing:

Prenup Location Price (updated as of November 15, 2020)
Upper and Lower Garden (Outdoor Only) PHP 10,000 (USD 200)
Academy (Outdoor Only) PHP 15,000 (USD 300)
Upper and Lower Garden

Indigenous Art Museum

Gallery 5 (Pocket Garden)

PHP 18,000 (USD 360)
Upper and Lower Garden

Gallery 7 View Deck

PHP 25,000 (USD 500)
Upper and Lower Garden

Indigenous Art Museum

Academy

PHP 25,000 (USD 500)

Photo of Pinto Art Gallery


New Normal Guidelines in Pinto Art Museum

Pinto art museum has recently implemented new safety guidelines that will help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are the rules:

  • Bringing of children, infants, senior citizens, and immunocompromised guests is highly discouraged.
  • No facemask, no entry. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times even when taking pictures. Removal of masks is only allowed when eating at the cafe.
  • Thermoscanner is used at every entrance of the museum.
  • A Health Declaration Form is to be filled out and submitted before leaving the museum. Guests will access this via QR Code.
  • Alcohol dispensers are placed around the museum for disinfecting.
  • Guests must observe social distancing
  • No baggage counters so no bringing of large bags and backpacks. Smoking and spitting is prohibited. Bringing of food, drinks, pets, and props are not allowed.
  • Other prohibited activities include littering, recording of videos and flash photography, and changing of clothes.

Photo of a peculiar yet beautiful artwork inside the museum

Wear light yet good clothing

If you planned to visit this museum at daytime, make sure to wear light clothing. The artworks are displayed inside the Santorini-inspired buildings. It uses natural ventilation and it gets warm at noon time, so wearing light clothing is a great idea to keep you cool while exploring the art gallery.

Photo of a man looking at a painting in Pinto Art Gallery

Try visiting the art gallery during weekdays

We visited this museum on a Tuesday. As expected, the number of travelers were few. You can freely walk around without any congestion. The museum is usually crowded on the weekend, so if you want less people around then try to visit on a weekday.

Photo of beautiful women in Pinto Antipolo

Bring your camera

From smartphones to high-end cameras, just 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 for a guide to tour you around is helpful in learning more behind every artwork. Ask the staff in the entrance and they will assist you.

Photo inside Pinto Art Museum

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 half a day in exploring the whole place. Keep your chill and do not rush.


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. For visitors with private vehicles, there’s a small entrance fee that you need to pay at the gate of this subdivision. Update as of November 15, 2020the subdivision only allows up to 50 cars in the museum’s street parking.

We recommend using Google Maps on your smartphone. Just follow the directions until you reach the destination. For commuters, here’s your guide:

From LRT Line 2 Cubao Station, Quezon City

  • Walk from the LRT Station going to the Jeepney Terminal near Farmers’ Market.
  • 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 going to Pinto Art Gallery.

From Robinson’s Galleria

  • Take a bus (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 with “Antipolo Simbahan” placard going to Antipolo Church.
  • Once at Antipolo Church, take a tricycle going to the 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.

Photo of the biggest centerpiece inside Pinto Art Gallery

Sample Itinerary: Quick Getaway to Pinto Art Museum

Time Activity
0800H ETD LRT Santolan Station – Pasig City (Take Jeep to Antipolo Church)
0900H ETA Antipolo Church (Take a tricycle going to the museum)
0915H Start of museum Tour (Take photos, explore and learn)
1230H ETD (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

Photo of a lady posing besides and artwork


Trip Expenses

ITEM EXPENSES
Jeep from LRT Santolan Station to Antipolo Church ₱25/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 ₱23/person
Entrance Fee ₱250/person
Others (Food, Entertainment) ₱200
TOTAL EXPENSES ₱523

Enjoy your quick weekend trip and visit this marvelous art museum. It’s time for you to learn and discover the beauty of our own art.

Photo outside Pinto Art Museum

Pinto Art Museum

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

Contact number: (02) 697-1015 for Ticket Inquiry / (02) 633-0329 for Reservations

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Pinto.Art.Museum.officialpage/

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


Did you find this post helpful? Share it to your friends now! Post Updated by Leo Ceasar (November 15, 2020) Originally Written by Blaine Lucero (January 22, 2017)

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10 Comments. Leave new

  • Pamela Flordeliza
    November 21, 2020 10:27 PM

    Hello I have kids ages 18 and 16. Di pa din ba sila pwede? TIA for your reply. 🙏😊

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    • Hello Pam! Pwede naman yung ages 16 and 18 to visit the museum but it is not recommended for their safety as per the management. To make it clear, kids are allowed to visit but it is discouraged by the museum’s management. That’s why the entrance fee is the same across all ages whether student or senior citizen. Before, there’s discounts for kids and older visitors pero ngayon, one price lang na PHP 250. I hope this helps. 😊

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  • I am actually planning a trip to Antipolo and visit Pinto Art Museum. This is really super helpful! I’ve been researching a lot especially on how to get there but this is the most detailed one. Thank you so much for this guide!

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  • Hello, how about the Pre-debut photo shoot? is there also a fee for that?

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  • na excite tuloy ako pumunta sa Sept 14. masarap naman mga pagkain nila sa cafe?

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  • Pinto is indeed a nice place for taking pictures and appreciating art. And true enough, you need to take your time if you’re visiting Pinto as every nook and corner has an art to offer. Too bad nga kasi nalowbat camera ko kakapicture diyan. That’s how nice the place is.

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    • Korek ka dyan, the last time I visited a museum before Pinto was like many years ago and seeing Pinto in person suddenly rekindled my interest for various kinds of art.

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