Museums - Being a historical and cultural
city, Manila has many small museums that are located
in old houses and buildings. However, these three
are the most popular with tourists:
The National Museum is a grand exhibit
house that features the country's most historic works
of culture and national heritage, including the paintings
of heralded Philippine artists. It also houses important
scientific artifacts that help tourists learn about
the flora and fauna of the Philippines.
The Casa Manila Museum is a colonial
lifestyle museum, which was patterned after a mid-19th
century house that stood in San Nicolas, Binondo.
The house is furnished with antiques from Europe and
China and is a perfect example that shows the luxury
of the Spanish occupation in Manila.
The Ayala Museum in Makati was built
in December 1961. The museum provides 150,000 years
of Philippines history, as well as diorama exhibits
that depict important events in the Philippines struggle
for independence. There are also many cultural artifacts
Finding the way around yourself or having a tour
guide aid are the two ways you can explore these museums.
The additional fee of having a tour guide depends
on the museum, so if you want to have one, it's best
to inquire that the front desk.