Museums in Manila

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Manila is the capitol and largest city of the Philippines and it has a very interesting cultural history. The city has no shortage of museums, and any tourist is going to have some great opportunities for cultural enrichment.

San Agustin Church and Museum

San Agustin Church is among the oldest churches in the Philippines and has a long and extensive history, having lasted through seven earthquakes and two fires. The building now serves many purposes, as a religious site and a history and art museum at the same time. Located between Gen Luna and Real Streets, the church is one of the most beautiful sites in all of Manila, and is the perfect museum for someone who is looking for beauty and history. Serving as an active church as well as a museum, it has no hours or fees, but you should be wary of arriving during a religious holiday. The San Agustin Church is truly one of the most beautiful things in the country, and a must see for any tourist.

National Museum

The National Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in the country, as it houses a large number of the country’s cultural and artistic works. Most importantly, the museum has a large collection of paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, usually considered the country’s best artist. The National Museum is free of charge and is open all days of the week. Anyone who is actually interested in learning about the culture and history of this country can do no better than this museum.

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