The Metropolitan Museum of art in Manila is a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the beautiful paintings, pottery, gold, and the different galleries. There are plenty of galleries to walk through. You cannot touch anything. You also cannot take photos of the paintings because the flashes can damage the pictures.
The museum is open Mondays thru Saturdays, closed on Sundays and holidays. The gold and the pottery galleries are closed on the first Monday of each month. This is a great trip for the family or to bring a class to teach about art. The Museum is located at Bangko Sentral in the Pilipinas Complex.
The Bahay Tsinoy is a museum located in Manila. This is a very popular museum with many different featured exhibits. The different exhibits you can explore through this museum include the Parian, life in the 1800’s, Martyr’s hall, a collection of ceramics, a rare shell collection, defense of freedom, colonial culture, early contacts, the emergence of the Chinese community, national leaders of Chinese descent, and the Tsinoys nation building.
Here you can learn a lot about the culture and how Manila became to be what it is today. This is a very educational experience for families to enjoy while they are on vacation.
The Marikina City Footwear Museum is located in the Philippines in Marikina. This is known as the footwear capital of the world. The museum houses shoes of the former First Lady Imelda Marcos, and shoes of former leaders all over the world.
You can expect to see shoes worn by past presidents, celebrities, and people from all around the world. The World’s largest pair of shoes that was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records is in this museum also. This is a very popular place for visitors to go and enjoy. If you are into shoes, you might want to make a stop here.