National Museum of Anthropology | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

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The National Museum of Anthropology holds the precious artifacts of Philippine history. The famed ‘Manunggul Jars’, ‘Bul-ul’, and antique Chinawares are abundant inside the museum. There are also displays of cannons, ammunition, battle gears and more that were used in several battles and wars. Apart from the artifacts, a section of the museum is also dedicated to the textiles of the Philippines, it centers around the colorful weaving patterns of indigenous people, as well as their traditional garments. Traditional huts and houses are also found inside the museum.
Open: 10am–5pm (Tuesday-Sunday)
Address: Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita,, City of Manila, Metro Manila
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Nearby attractions

National Museum of the Philippines
Attraction
0.12 km away

Located in Manila City, the National Museum summarizes three facets of Filipino heritage: in culture, in art, and in natural history. Thus, the museum is divided into three sections: the National Art Gallery, the Museum of the Filipino People, and the Museum of Natural History. The National Art Gallery has 10 thematic galleries, housing masterpieces that shaped Philippine art. Two of its most priceless possessions are Juan Luna’s mural of the “Spoliarium” and the controversial “The Parisian Life”. The Museum of the Filipino People displays the living culture of the Filipino race through its indigenous tools, native musical instruments, archaeological artefacts, and historical wrecks. The Museum of Natural History exhibits the botanical, zoological, and geological diversity of the Philippines.

National Museum of Fine Arts
Attraction
0.14 km away

The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the three buildings of the National Museum Complex. One of the centerpieces of the museum is the gigantic and chilling masterpiece of Juan Luna, the Spoliarium. This piece is located just right after the main entrance of the museum. Other world-famous works of Filipino painters can also be found inside the museum like the works of Fernando Amorsolo, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, and many more. Various sculptures are also displayed inside the museum, most famous pieces are by Dr. Jose Rizal himself.

National Museum of Fine Arts
Attraction
0.14 km away

The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the three buildings of the National Museum Complex. One of the centerpieces of the museum is the gigantic and chilling masterpiece of Juan Luna, the Spoliarium. This piece is located just right after the main entrance of the museum. Other world-famous works of Filipino painters can also be found inside the museum like the works of Fernando Amorsolo, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, and many more. Various sculptures are also displayed inside the museum, most famous pieces are by Dr. Jose Rizal himself.

Things to do nearby

National Museum Tour
₱950.00

  • Explore Philippine history through impressive collections of artifacts that date back from the prehistoric times up to the modern days.
  • Spend the day touring the three building of the National Museum complex (National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of  Fine Arts, and the National Museum of Anthropology)
  • See ancient artifacts like the famous 'Manunggul jars', Anito carvings, and weapons that shaped the Filipino culture to what it is today.
  • Marvel at the masterpieces by Juan Luna like the famous Spoliarium and the controversial The Parisian Life.
  • Witness the taxidermied body of Lolong, the 20-feet freshwater crocodile that used to be the largest in captivity.

Intramuros Walking Tour by Don't Skip Manila
₱1900.00
Experience
Cultural experiences
0.29 km away

  • Revisit your history lessons as you stroll along Manila's streets from past to present. (Read more)
  • Discover the Philippines' tragedies, tolerance, and triumphant recoveries from colonial influences
  • Visit some of Manila's oldest structures in Escolta 
  • Indulge in authentic Filipino dishes at Seascape Village for lunch, Manila's Seafood Paluto Market. 
  • Make your own miniature Intramuros (cut and build) while you learn about its story. (Buy this now)

Siklesa in Manila With Lost Juan
₱2500.00
Experience
Cultural experiences
0.34 km away

  • Experience this fun and exciting Siklesa joy ride in Manila with Lost Juan and his gang! 
  • Activities include food tripping in Binondo, sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Intramuros, spotting BGC's murals and art installations, and touring the world-class Mind Museum!

Where to stay

The Corporate Inn Hotel
₱1439.00
Hotels and homes
0.45 km away

The Corporate Inn Hotel Manila has continually provided a top-notch service to get you everything you need- whether it’s for business, time off alone, or your loved ones we make sure our guests feel a sense of belongingness and experience an ambiance of “at-home” environment.At The Corporate Inn Hotel Manila, you’ll discover all the features you would expect from a business luxury hotel but with very reasonable rates. Our rooms and suites come with air-conditioning, LED TV, Wi-Fi access, as well as a hot & cold shower. In addition, the hotel also has a business centre, massage service, car rental, and ample parking space.When it comes to location, nothing comes close to the convenience we provide in ‘Fascinating Manila’. Popular destinations such as Rizal Park, National Museum, Walled City of Intramuros, the U.S Embassy, business districts, and entertainment hubs are all just short minutes from our hotel.So come and visit us here at The Corporate Inn Hotel in Manila, Philippines, where you will enjoy top hospitality and access to the best historic sites at immensely attractive rates.

Casa Bocobo Hotel
₱2200.00
Hotels and homes
0.51 km away

A 5-minute walk from historical Rizal Park, Casa Bocobo Hotel houses a cafe and a business centre. It offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Located in the Ermita area, Casa Bocobo Hotel is about 0.6 miles from the fort city of Intramuros. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. Fitted with tiled flooring and air conditioning, the contemporary rooms offer warm lighting. They are equipped with cable TV, a modern bathroom and a writing desk.
Casa Bocobo’s 24-hour front desk provides currency exchange and luggage storage services. Travel arrangements can be made at the tour desk. Drivers can park on-site for free. The hotel’s cafe serves a variety of local and European dishes. Room service is available.
Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, was built by the Spanish in the 16th century and is the oldest district of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Its name, taken from the Latin, intra muros, literally "Within the walls", meaning within the wall enclosure of the city/fortress, also describes its structure as it is surrounded by thick, high walls and moats. During the Spanish Period, Intramuros was considered Manila itself.

The Bayleaf Intramuros
₱3320.00
Hotels and homes
0.54 km away

The Bayleaf Intramuros is a boutique hotel in Manila, Philippines that promises contemporary luxuries and conveniences. Set within the walls of the oldest district and historic core of Manila, this iconic landmark in the metro offers a high-class city abode for any traveler. It presents 57 guestrooms that blend style and comfort to encourage relaxation. Each one has five-star beddings, a 32-inch LCD TV, Wi-Fi Internet, and spacious bath with rain shower. The hotel also affords ace facilities for leisure and business. This includes a ballroom, 5 meeting rooms, and 4 dining venues.

Getting there and around

Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita,, City of Manila, Metro Manila

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