It was about 12:00 midnight, I haven’t slept yet and was busy doing a tasked when I thought about going to Pinto Art Museum the next day or should I say, a few hours later. It may be an out-of-the-blue decision. But it was worth it. I am not an artistic type of a person. I don’t even know how to interpret an art. But I know how to appreciate when I see one.
Pinto Art Museum is a 45-minutes drive away from where I live. This beautiful contemporary art space sits on a 1.2-hectare property located, inside a private subdivision in Antipolo, Rizal. Several art galleries can be found in the open-air Mediterranean-inspired villas, shrouded by well-manicured gardens and landscaped greens. Pinto means door in Filipino, and the museum aims to be a door or gateway for modern and contemporary art.
Pinto Art Museum is definitely a must-see tourist spot that’s not far from the bustling city of Metro Manila. If you have friends or relatives visiting who only have a limited time to travel around Metro Manila, I recommend this one as the top places you can take them to. Allot 2 to 5 hours to visit all the galleries, appreciate and take photographs around the place.
Pinto Art Museum is located inside Grand Heights, a private subdivision in Antipolo, Rizal. I find it easier to get here from Ortigas Avenue Extension to avoid the traffic congestion of Sumulong Highway and Antipolo town proper.
BY CAR/ PRIVATE VEHICLE:
- From Quezon City, go to Aurora Boulevard and take the route going to Marikina. Drive along Marcos Highway heading to Antipolo.
- Turn right onto Felix Avenue (the corner with Robinson’s Metro East and Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall).
- Turn left when you reach Ortigas Avenue Extension.
- Turn left at the rotunda leading to either Antipolo or Taytay Diversion Road.
- Follow the Ortigas Avenue Extension road which will eventually become L. Sumulong Memorial Circle.
- There will be a small sign on the right side of the road pointing to Grand Heights and Pinto Art Museum.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (COMING FROM CUBAO AREA):
- Take LRT Line 2 and get off at the Santolan LRT Station.
- From LRT Santolan Station, take a jeepney or FX bound for Antipolo (look for jeepneys bound for Antipolo – Simbahan – Junction or Antipolo – Shopwise, Tanay – Antipolo or Teresa).
- Get off at Ynares Center.
- Ride a tricycle and ask the driver to drop you at Grand Heights Subdivision (some drivers are not familiar with Pinto Art Museum).
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (COMING FROM ORTIGAS AREA):
- Ride a jeep/ FX going to Antipolo (there is a jeepney terminal at the Greenfield District area and an FX terminal at SM Megamall Parking area. Estimated fare is around PhP 45.00 ($ 1.00).
- Once you reach the Ynares Center, take a tricycle and ask the driver to take you to Grand Heights Subdivision. Estimated fare for the tricycle is around PhP 40.00 ($ 0.80)
- At the guard house, tell them you’re going to Pinto Art Museum.
There’s a restaurant in the vicinity. Although I didn’t try to eat here because I find it too expensive and rather eat at home. Haha! But if you have an extra budget, I still recommend you to try their food, since I read numbers of good reviews about the restaurant.
Pinto Café by Peppermill
Open from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
For reservation, please call: (02) 633-0329
200.00 for adult
180.00 for Senior Citizen and PWD with a valid ID
100.00 for Student with a valid ID
FREE admission for children 3 years old and below
There’s an entrance fee of P20.00 for road users for non-residents of Grand Heights. You can park your vehicles on the street right across the museum.
P7,500.00 – upper garden, lower garden (outdoor only)
P15,000.00 – upper garden, lower garden, indigenous art museum and the new museum wing (outdoor only)
Inclusive of 5 hours photo shoot:
9:00 am – 2:00 pm (in excess P300.00 per head); or
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5 pax (in excess of P300.00 per head)
Comes with preparation room with air condition
Additional of P500.00 for 5 hours
In excess P100.00 per hour
For inquiries regarding prenuptial shoots and private events, please call (02) 697-1015 and look for Jenny Villanueva.
- Pinto Art Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- The museum is CLOSED on MONDAYS.
- They are open daily during holidays (as long as it’s not a Monday).
- Guided Tour Schedule: (9:00 am – 11:00 am; 12:00 noon – 2;00 pm; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm; 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm)
- All BAGS are subject to Security Inspection. All BACKPACKS are not allowed inside the galleries.
- Touching and leaning on the artworks are prohibited.
- Foods and drinks cannot be brought inside the galleries.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the Museum.
- No flash photography. Pictures are intended for personal use only. No video shoot allowed inside the galleries.
- No changing of clothes allowed inside the museum.
- Pets are not allowed inside the Museum.
- Children can visit Pinto Art Museum as long as they are accompanied by an adult inside the premises at all times.
- Pinto Art Museum reserves the right to remove from the premises persons deemed unruly by management.
- For student projects, the student must submit a Letter of Proposal or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
Address: Pinto Art Museum is located at 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Open every Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Contact Number: (02) 697-1015
Email Adress: email@example.com
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