Friday, June 16, 2017


Sometimes in our ever so crazy work schedules, we forget to unwind and hit on that brake pedal. If you are looking for a quick getaway, where you can just stroll around appreciating art & nature, then I just have the perfect place for you! 
Getting to Pinto Art Museum will take you approx. 45mins to 1hour from the metro before reaching the captivating 1.2 hectare property also known as Silangan Gardens, which is interestingly located inside a private subdivision in Antipolo, Rizal.
Don't forget to bring your cameras too as this place has those IG-worthy snaps alright for just a Php200 entrance fee. Yes, go enter Pinto (means "Door" in Filipino) and be mesmerized with how talented and expressive Filipinos are. Yes, for those love birds who do not want to travel far, this place has been the venue of choice for Pre-nuptial shoots lately.
So allow me to walk you through this world of art and nature. What's best is you don't have to travel all the way to Greece or to New Zealand just to have a peek and shoot behind those white-washed walls, Mediterranean-inspired gazebos and a Hobbiton-inspired home. Truly picturesque and snap worthy despite the heat. 
Wear comfortable cool clothes as there's a lot of walking involved. It took us around 1.5hrs to explore Pinto. Yes, burning calories can be fun too. Exhale the stress away.
We could have stayed longer, but the heat pushed us to go get our iced lattes already. There are no air conditioners in this museum so everything glows in natural lighting.
If you ask me what piece of art captured my heart out of six gallery spaces, I'm particularly impressed with Alab Pagarigan’s creation “The Hollow Man”. The way it's built is intriguing---a man built out of wire and perfected with a resin face sitting on a swing. Oh, I wonder what the artist was thinking.
Pinto Art Museum is located at 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines. Pinto Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Do take note that the museum is CLOSED on MONDAYS!
Hope you like my little adventure!

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