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Ayala Museum, Makati

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Examine the ethnographic and archaeological exhibits of the Philippine culture at Ayala Museum. Since 1967, this museum has committed to displaying historical and contemporary Philippine art, while cooperating with both local and international associates. On the sixth floor, examine the steel, granite, and glass repository; elsewhere among the modern multipurpose galleries and halls you'll see the nation's maritime vessels, garments and embroideries, handcrafted dioramas, golden iconography, and pioneers of art from the 19th to the 20th century. Also visit the educational and research centers to delve even deeper into the country's legacy. For Ayala Museum and beyond, use our Makati day trip planning site to get the most from your Makati vacation.
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  • Well worth a visit if you are curious about the history and culture of PI. The Cafe provided a varied menu for a prefect snack after the museum visit. Parking was a challenge though.  more »
  • The Museum provides a good peep at the creatives works and masterpieces of contemporary as well as Master Artists. The venue is very cosmopolitan with a nice cozy bar. Finger Foods and apperatifs are ...  more »
  • I really enjoyed the gallery of gold and artwork. The dioramas were a simple and interesting way to present the history of the Philippines. The virtual reality presentation of Jose Rizal's execution w...  more »
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  • Surprisingly good museum for one that's a part of a mall. The exposition of Philippine ancestral gold is super interesting and has a lot to show. Other expositions I've seen (modern art and arts and crafts) were nice too. The historic diorama is sorta funny but it makes it up with sheer number of scenes on display, covering a lot of ancient and modern history.
  • To truly get a full understanding of how the Philippines came about then this is the museum you need to go to. It has an incredible timeline of when they first discovered the homosapien skeleton on one of the islands all the way up until from their independence in the early 1980s. I wasn't much of a fan of the local paintings from artists and sculptures plus I wasn't very happy of the fact they no longer allow you to take pictures anywhere except for the second floor which was irrelevant because there was nothing to take a picture of that caught my eye
  • This is a great museum featuring the history of the Philippines. I found it fascinating. It covers early history of the original island culture through the period of Spanish and US dominion up to independence. I enjoyed every minute especially learning about the early advanced culture.
  • One of the best museums I've been to. They have an extensive collection of gold from our ancestors. Picture taking is only allowed on ground and second floor. The Diorama collection is amazing. Definitely worth paying to visit this museum.
  • The museum includes exhibits from the pre-Spanish era, paintings from renowned Filipino artists, and dioramas of Philippine history. I was also fortunate enough to see the Living Architecture exhibit. There's so much to see and learn here that you need to set aside a week to take in all the displays, but it's definitely worth it.

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A landmark of the growth occurring throughout many areas of the capital's metropolitan area, Makati has a particularly high concentration of five-star hotels, stylish boutiques, and spa/mall/hotel hybrids. Clustering around the main commercial and business districts, such accommodations rise high into the sky, offering extensive views of the city. A few hostels around the primary transport hubs and rental apartments in the more residential areas provide options for budget-conscious travelers.
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