I’ve always wanted to visit The Philippine National Museum, but because of the busy schedule at school, and the fact that I don’t know how to go there, this plan was never realized, Until the last week of May, which also happens to be the National Heritage Month. (The admission is free during this month, awesome!)
We first went to the National Museum of Anthropology which houses the anthropology and archaeology divisions. There were a lot of interesting things in the exhibit such as full-sized cannons and helmets used by the Spanish soldiers 400 years ago, earthenware (some even have the Baybayin inscribed on them),Traditional clothing from different parts of the Philippines, and a lot more for your eyes to see.
I wouldn’t mind taking the stairs if it was this nice!
(We took the elevator though when we were going down because our feet was already tired from walking around the 4 floors of the museum, but it was worth it!)
Then we went to the National Museum of Fine Arts, (located just across the street from where the National Museum of Anthropology was.) it is housed in the old legislative building. The facade of the building had classical features using stylized Corinthian columns, ornamentation and Renaissance inspired sculptural forms.
Upon entering the museum, you will be greeted by this beautiful sculpture.
While walking around the museum, you will see a lot of beautiful paintings which reflects the Filipino culture and at the same time showcasing the talent of the Filipino painters, it was even exhibited on bright walls which I found very pleasing in the eyes.
Look at how beautiful this staircase is! (taking a picture is a definitely a must)
Special thanks to my dear brother for accompanying me 🙂
Have you already visited The Philippine National Museum? if not, try to come and visit soon! for more information, go to their website HERE
Till next time!