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Museo Dabawenyo, Davao City

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A visit to Museo Dabawenyo gives you the opportunity to gain some knowledge about the people of Davao. Over four rooms, you can see exhibits showcasing the rich history and development of the people and their culture. Admire various displays, ranging from arts and crafts to furniture and vehicles, all the way to weapons, clothes, and everyday items. You'll learn how these people lived, worked, educated themselves, and had fun. The museum is closed on Mondays, so plan your visit accordingly. Add Museo Dabawenyo and other attractions to your Davao City trip itinerary using our Davao City itinerary builder.
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  • The museum is just at the back of osmena park and just a walking distance to my hotel.. I went here about 5 pm and no much people inside the small museum.. They dont charge any fee for entrance which ...  more »
  • I came here not knowing what to expect when I went through all the floors in this building I was surprised how good it was. We had a great tour guide who came with us from when we entered you could as...  more »
  • It's a small cozy museum and may not be advisable if you are not accustomed to big traveling groups as the guided tour can be too fast / wordy. 50% of the info are about the ruling political family. I...  more »
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  • Recommended if you want to know the rich history of Davao and why it is so diverse. They offer free tour that will go through the whole museum. At the end of the tour they will show you an art exhibition that changes every period of time where you can take pictures with.
  • This is a great museum as far as free, local government museums in the country go. There's air-conditioning, the exhibits are comprehensive and are of good quality (although I notice that many texts/panels are duplicated), and most memorable of all, there are many guides ready to tour visitors around. If you're the type who wants to read everything in museum exhibits, I suggest you do as we did: let the museum guide do his/her tour, then at the end, politely ask if you can go around again on your own to take a closer look.
  • If you're curious about the city's history, you can go and visit the museum for free! Also, there's a guide that will walk you through and will explain some information about the artifacts or some stories of their ancestors. You can also wander here without the guide if you want to have a quiet knowledgeable walk inside.
  • If you're looking for a run through of Davao City's history, Museo Dabawenyo is the go to place. Opens for free to all, the museum is a treat for those who loves history. An a-must in your Davao Itinerary.
  • One of the best Museum I've been to. Staff is very accomodating and cheerful. Its absolutely free of charge but you get to have your own guide to explain everything about Davao's heritage and history.

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Where to stay in Davao City

You won't find a shortage of accommodations in Davao City, nor a lack of choice between different styles. Close to the central People's Park, a number of hotels great and small offer arrays of facilities to match the number of stars they display outside. A number of fairly basic family-run guesthouses offer up the budget options in town, located primarily on the side streets to the north and south of this central area. Look inland and out of town for a collection of guesthouses located right in the thick of the rural landscape.
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