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National Museum, Manila
(3.8/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Made up of four distinct museums, National Museum stands as a cultural, educational, and scientific institution dating back to 1901. Tour one or all of this attraction's complimentary museums, which consist of the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium. Learn about the history of the Philippines through permanent ethnographic, archeological, and artistic collections. While here, take a walk through Rizal Park, the green space surrounding these buildings. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum and many more Manila attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Manila vacation trip planner.
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  • Worth the visit as a first timer to Manila Philippines, nice to see so many school children at the museum 
  • 菲律宾国家博物馆里面陈列的,都是西班牙殖民时期的各种文物和带来的各种文化及发展,艺术的展品比较多。特别是画。 
  • Free admission possible, divided into two Dong, and greater size than you think.-the overall duration of a historical, artifacts, and other art-mostly for the duration of the exhibition. Even if you do not specifically interested in the history of art by visiting once. Recommended.
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  • My eyes have thoroughly enjoyed each and every display. We're glad that the entrance fee for this month of October is totally for free! Thanks! We hope that the renovation at the Archeology building is soon done.
  • Great ways to know where you are is through history! It's all here.
  • Works of great Filipino artists are found here including Antonio Luna's masterpiece "The Spoliarium".
  • Entrance is free and if it's already very crowded, visitors might need to wait and queue outside first before they'll be allowed to go inside. Artworks on display can give you wonderful and insteresting insights on the country's history.
  • The repository of the Philippine's best kept heritage secrets. From classical masters Luna and Hidalgo, to modern artists like Luz and Mansala--you can easily spend the whole day in the National Museum and never get bored. A must visit for historians, artists, and anyone else willing to immerse themselves in all things Filipino! And, guess what? Entrance is entirely, and absolutely, free courtesy of the Philippine government. There is no excuse not to visit! P.S.: maximize your time and hire a guide when you visit. They're easy enough to find via google but I recommend going with John Silva, Carlos Celdran, or Manila For A Day.