Art Oasis in the City: The Ayala Museum
Located next to Greenbelt Park and within Makati’s bustling commercial district is the new four-storey Ayala Museum. What remains from the old museum are the galleon displays and the dioramas of Philippine history, which kids enjoy visiting. The third floor holds The Pioneers of Filipino Art exhibit, with Luna, Amorsolo, and Zobel. Don’t miss the Gold of Ancestors exhibit on the fourth floor, with its dramatic video presentation and beautiful collection of pre-colonial gold jewelry, armor, and burial pieces. Drop by as a quiet respite from a day of shopping.
Must see: The Gold of Ancestors Exhibit; and the Ayala Museum Gift Shop, with its exquisite stationery items, children’s books autographed by the artists, tribal jewelry and art books
Entrance fees: P350 for non-residents, P225 for Filipino residents, P125 for students
Museum hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: Makati Avenue corner dela Rosa St., Makati City