Collector’s Dream: Pinto Art Museum
Located on rolling Antipolo property, Pinto’s first few galleries were put up in 2001. It stems from art patron Dr. Joven Cuanang’s private collection, which is so large and important he had to share it with the public. Works of noted contemporary Filipino artists such as Tony Leano, Mark Justiniani, Manny Garibay, Jose Santos III, Ferdie Montemayor, among many others are exhibited in various stucco-finish white pavilions designed by Leano that wind around breathtakingly landscaped gardens. With its multiple pavilions and galleries, fountains, an interesting souvenir shop, and a café, walking through Pinto is a treat unto itself.
Must-see: The 40-foot Salingpusa collective painting Karnabal that is so enormous it can only be viewed as a whole while sitting on arena-like seats
Entrance fees: Adults, P150; students, P75
Museum hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo