Manila: San Agustin Museum

Located inside the walled city of Intramuros in Manila, San Agustin Museum is housed inside the monastery of the San Agustin Church.

Museum entrance is on this side.
Museum entrance
How much? This answers that question.

Found just beside the oldest stone church in the Philippines, San Agustin Museum is well-known for the Pre and Post Spanish era artifacts and painting collections that is housed inside the museum, not to mention the crypt where a number of notable Filipinos and Spaniards are buried.
Entrance to the crypt
Inside the museum's crypt
Can you guess who these people are?
Since the museum is privately owned and is maintained by the Augustinian friars, expect that entrance is not free, but don't worry the fee is just right and the artifacts inside makes the entrance fee worth its cost.
I think that's the papal banner
Taal Basilica... You can search for this inside the museum
Saint Michael minus the wings and sword

The museum contains lots of paintings and historical and religious artifacts  like the Don Luis Araneta Collection of Antique Santos, the crypt where several well known historical figures like Juan Luna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi are buried, antique vestments and wood carvings, and the famous choir loft that is hand carved from molave wood which dates back to 1614.

For those who are interested in visiting the museum, keep in mind the following details:
Museum Hours: Monday - Sundays (even holidays)
                                                             8:00AM -12:00NN 
                                                             12:00NN - 1:00PM Break time
                                                             1:00PM - 6:00PM
Museum schedule and hours
Contact number: +632 527 4060
Entrance fee: P100

Getting there:

Since the museum is in Intramuros, Manila it is easily accessible by taxi or by riding a kalesa or padyak which is common inside Intramuros.

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Comments

  1. That looks an awesome place. I'm gonna try to visit it. I'm pretty sure me and my friends are going to love it. Try visiting#ArtFairPhilippines which you can see at http://makeitmakati.com/things-to-do/art-fair-philippines.html, you'll love it too. Anyway, Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Mark. I will visit your page. Hopefully I could join the #ArtFairPhilippines too.

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