Pinto Art Museum: Travel Guide and Photos

After hectic weekdays, are you wondering where to spend your weekend to have a change of environment for just a few hours? Fret not, because  I have something for you.  Just 1 hour away from Metro Manila lies a museum in Antipolo that will bring you to a different world of arts and culture, the Pinto Art Museum.

Pinto Art Museum is located at 1 Sierra Madre St, Grand Heights in Antipolo. It is founded by neurologist Dr. Joven Cuanang, who's an art collector.  The moment you enter the door, or "Pinto" in Filipino, of each gallery, you'll be delighted by different paintings and sculptures hanging on the walls.  Aside from the galleries, The white-washed walls of the buildings make you feel that you are in Santorini, Greece.  Prepare yourself to spend 2 to 3 hours as the place is 1.2 hectares full of arts and picturesque sites.

How to go to Pinto Art Museum

Pinto Art Museum is just an hour away from Metro Manila, particularly Quezon City if you know the fastest way to go there.  The best route to go there is riding the LRT 2 or Purple Line. LRT is the best option than riding a jeep to escape the traffic.  You should get off at Antipolo Station.  From there, ride a jeep going Antipolo and get off at the terminal.  The jeep fare is PHP 20. Once you get there, hail a tricycle and tell the driver to bring you to Pinto Art Museum. The cost is only 50 pesos.  Visitors without cars will be dropped off at the front gate of the village as the entrance is the street prior to the gate.  The parking for those with cars is inside the village and you need to pay PHP 20.

For LRT Fare, here is the fare matrix.

LRT 2 Route

Entrance Fee

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Monday.  It starts to accept visitors from 9AM to 6PM.  The entrance fee is PHP 250.

What are their Policies in the New Normal

1. Bringing children, infants, senior citizens, and immunocompromised guests is highly discouraged.
2. No facemask, no entry. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times even when taking pictures. Removal of masks is only allowed when eating at the cafe.
3. Thermoscanner is used at every entrance of the museum.
4. A Health Declaration Form is to be filled out and submitted before leaving the museum. Guests will access this via QR Code. 
5. Alcohol dispensers are placed around the museum for disinfecting.
6. Guests must observe social distancing (1 meter apart)
7. No baggage counters so no bringing of large bags and backpacks.
8. No smoking and spitting
9. No food and drinks
10. No pets allowed
11. No littering
12. No recording of videos
13. No changing of clothes
14. No props
15. No flash photography

Where to Eat

Cafe Rizal is the in-house restaurant of Pinto Art.  The Cafe Rizal has two locations. the main one is beside the Chapel while the other one is beside Gallery 3.  You can have indoor or alfresco dining.  
Main Cafe
Main Cafe
Beside Gallery 3

Some notes:

I highly encourage you to wear light and white so you can really feel that you are in Greece.  White long sleeves really blend into the architectural design of the area.  It is very instagrammable and romantic.  You can bring your camera, even DSLR, to take photos of the artwork.  Though everything is instagrammable, please be mindful of others.  Don't spend too much time in front of the painting to get your best selfie shot.  The pavement is uneven so always look at your steps.  

Some Photos of:

Me, feeling the Santorini vibe



Those are snapshots of what you can expect in Pinto Art Musem

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for

— Georgia O’Keeffe 

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  1. For 60pesos per person entrance fee is super cheap! I wonder how the museum curator could manage to preserve the pristine quality of each pieces especially with the country's high humidity. Such a great collection!

  2. Oh I've always thought it was pronounced "peen-toh" haha! I don't know where I got that. Seems easy enough to go to for car-less families like ours. It looks like a great and pleasant place to enjoy art. I'd love to see the paintings some time.

  3. first off all bukas na pala yung lrt to antipolo!! hindi ko alam! anyway ive always wanted to visit Pinto, i never had a chance pa tapos nagpandemic na. i hope when i can bring my son out na uli, we can visit. im sure he will enjoy!

  4. this is one museum in my bucket list when i go back to Pinas. my friends rave about this and the photos they have are as lovely yours.