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Day Trips from Manila: Pinto Art Museum

The Pinto Art Museum



A Day Trip to the Pinto Art Museum 

Day Trips from Manila Pinto Art Gallery

The gallery space


The Pinto Art Museum is a great destination for families with children. Set in the hills overlooking Manila, Antipolo has fresh(er) air, great views and an altogether more laid back vibe than its bustling big sister Manila. The gallery itself is a work of art with lofty ceilings, oodles of natural light, indiscriminate pieces of modern art and delightful sculptures, all surrounded by lush tropical greenery.

Led by neurologist Dr. Joven Cuanang, this non-profit project is deeply rooted in the promotion of culture, ecology and the Filipino’s artistic prowess. When Dr Joven launched the gallery, he poured his own personal wealth into the museum to perform a civic duty for the Filipino people. The museum’s overall mission is to champion the conservation of nature, education of the Filipino people, and open doors for talented artists. Bravo!


Day Trips from Manila Pinto Art Gallery

Wise words


The gallery is formed from six Spanish influenced whitewashed buildings, which pepper the beautifully kept 1.2 hectares of lush gardens. Sculptures seem to hide behind each corner, creating a wonderland for the children to meander through. Bringing the indoors outside makes this a dream for kids to explore the art work freely and revel in the magic of this enchanted place. There is also little café on site which serves delicious food and drinks once you have completed your tour.


Day Trips from Manila Pinto Art Gallery

Discovering the gallery and grounds


Day Trips from Manila Pinto Art Gallery

Sculptures jump out everywhere


Visitor Information

Entry Fees: Tickets are P180, children below the age of 3 are free.

Opening Hours: Open 9am – 6pm Tuesday to Sunday.


Getting There: 

Private vehicle

  • Take the route going to Marikina. Drive along Marcos Highway heading to Antipolo.
  • Turn right at Felix Avenue. Turn left at Ortigas Avenue Extension.
  • Then turn left at the rotunda leading to either Antipolo or Taytay Diversion Road.
  • Follow the Ortigas Avenue Extension road until you reach the L. Sumulong Memorial Circle.
  • Look for the sign on the right side of the road which points to Grand Heights and Pinto Art Museum.


Public transportation/LRT 2

  • Take the LRT Line 2 and get off at the Santolan Station.
  • Grab a jeepney or FX bound for Antipolo (Antipolo-Simbahan-Junction or Antipolo-Shopwise), Tanay (Tanay-Antipolo), or Teresa.
  • Get off at Ynares Center.
  • Ride a tricycle going to Grand Heights Subdivision.


Public transportation/FX or jeep from Ortigas area

  • Take a jeep or FX going to Antipolo at a terminal at the Greenfield District Area or at the SM Megamall parking area.
  • Get off at Ynares Center.
  • Ride a tricycle going to Grand Heights Subdivision.



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