Metropolitan Museum (MET) | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

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The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, also known as the MET, is a modern museum that portrays its paintings, sculptures, installations, and film in contemporary and minimalist design. The changing exhibits on the ground floor highlights artworks from promising Filipino and international artists. Aside from paintings, travelers will also find displays of photography, sculpture, and other forms of visual and interactive pieces of art. The permanent exhibits on the second floor are arranged chronologically, serving as a live walkthrough of the history of the Philippines through the visual arts. The floor features artworks from 1915 to the present by established Filipino artists, including 14 National Artists. Housed in a high-security chamber of steel barriers, the MET's basement features its more exotic pieces of art and artifacts, which include its pre-colonial gold collection, ivory pieces, and stylized pottery and burial vessels.
Open: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5:30pm
Address: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila, Metro Manila
Fee: P100
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Nearby attractions

BSP Money Museum
0.25 km away

BSP Money Museum isn’t just about money; it’s about shared memories preserved in the artform of barter exchange, coins, and banknotes. BSP Money Museum showcases the evolution of currency alongside Philippine economy and history. The exhibits are arranged chronologically from the Pre-Hispanic Period, Spanish Period, and Revolutionary Period, up to the American Regime, Japanese Occupation, and the present Republic. The highlights of the museum include fashionable barter shells, gold pebbles (piloncitos), gold barter rings, vintage circus-designed paper money, envelop-sized banknotes, and the silver dos mundos. The last is considered to be one of the most beautiful and rarest coin in the world. Founded in 1999, the Money Museum is owned and operated by the Central Bank of the Philippines, or Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex
0.46 km away

CCP Complex is an 88-hectare playground for sports, culture, and art junkies. Dominating the complex is the National Theater building, or the Tanghalang Pambansa. Designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin, the National Theater hosts activities across various fields of art, such as architecture, film, theater, visual arts, dance, music, literature, and new media. The National Theater is home to two permanent galleries, the Juan Luna Gallery (free) and the Diwa Gallery (P50 regular, P25 student). The galleries showcases the Philippines' traditional visual arts, and Southeast Asia's indigenous weapons, ornaments, sacred objects, and handmade musical instruments. Also housed in this building, the CCP Library and Archive (free admission, ID required) is a delightful treasure chest of books, audio, and video, on music, theater, film, literature, drama, ballet, scriptwriting, language, and humanities-related studies. Established in 1966, CCP Complex was built with the vision, “a Filipino national culture evolving with and for the people”.

GSIS Museum of Art
1.69 km away

GSIS Museum of Art, or GSIS Museo ng Sining, is famous for its two notable masterpieces, which are Fernando Amorsolo’s “History of Music” (1931) and Juan Luna’s “The Parisian Life” (1892). The two artists are iconic giants in the Philippine art industry. Besides these two paintings and other works from established painters, the museum has a diverse collection of visual art from the colonial period up to the present. A majority of the artworks come from budding artists and winners of the annual GSIS Art Competition. Other than paintings and murals, the museum displays sculptures, installations, religious art, and even antiques, cultural decorative items, and some pieces of furniture. Established in 1996, GSIS Museum of Art was created to develop an appreciation of Philippine visual arts. Apart from the free viewing of artworks, the museum also hosts art activities, workshops, performances, special tours, and film viewing, mostly for free.

Things to do nearby

Mabining Mandirigma
Shows and performances
0.45 km away

Written by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Mabining Mandirigma “is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled character, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain, and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation.

Lalim: Try Scuba Diving
Dive and snorkel
2.26 km away

We are on a mission to make SCUBA diving accessible to everyone and share the joy of experiencing the majestic waters of the Philippines and the treasures it holds in a responsible manner.

Through LALIM, our aim is for you to try this in a safe and secure environment with only the most professional instructors in Manila. 

Siklesa in Manila With Lost Juan
Cultural experiences
2.44 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

Amelie Hotel Manila
Hotels and homes
1.21 km away

Welcome to Manila. Vibrant. Bustling. Historic. Feel the energy as you make your way to Amelie Hotel Manila, a 70-room boutique hotel in the bohemian district of Malate. Close to airports, transportation hubs, malls, museums, and cultural sites, Amelie is where you can explore and experience the Old World charm of the city.Step inside and into the Manila of old. Contemporary interiors infused with art deco style make the hotel in Malate hip, artsy, and in tune with its location. It’s perfect for young professionals seeking a quiet getaway in the city. Enter the roof deck and you’ll find a pool, gym, and events place with sweeping views perfect for events and for chilling out.At the center of it all, Amelie Hotel Manila’s inviting guestrooms. Stylish, clean, and affordable, accommodations feature the comforts you would expect from your hotel: fluffy pillows, LED TV, coffee station, private bath, and Wi-Fi access. Should you need assistance with anything our efficient staff is always ready.

Regency Grand Suites
Hotels and homes
1.31 km away

Situated in the bustling Philippine capital of Manila, Regency Grand Suites promises premium accommodation and service at affordable prices. Whether you’re a business or leisure traveler, we have the amenities that will suit your needs.

Cherry Blossoms Hotel
Hotels and homes
1.69 km away

Amidst the lively district of Ermita, Cherry Blossoms Hotel Manila offers a blend of tranquility and convenience. They have well-appointed rooms, a classy restaurant that serves good food, a homey coffee shop, and a versatile banquet hall that can accommodate any milestone event. You can also turn to our competent staffs who will happily assist you any time during your stay.An ideal place to stay for all travelers, the hotel is a hop-and-skip away from the Light Rail Transit (LRT). Being located in an accessible area, you can go explore the city and go wherever you like. Cherry Blossoms Hotel pledges to give you a pleasurable stay when it comes to business and leisure. Their warm welcome and room features will give you every reason to claim this place your second home in Manila, Philippines.

Our hotel offers 145 rooms. There are 6 accommodation types, so you're sure to find one most suitable for your company. The accomodation types include a Suite, 2-Level Suite, Deluxe, Superior Queen, Superior Twin, and a Premium. Each room has been fully fitted with air-conditioning, an IDD/NDD phone, hot and cold shower, and a refrigerator. Entertainment is also provided in the form of piped-in music and cable TV. Room rates are for single or double occupancy inclusive of breakfast. Explore our promos for even better accommodation deals, so you can enjoy your stay in Manila to the fullest.

Apart from our comfortable lodgings, our hotel imparts great convenience during your stay. One of them includes a function room that comes with an elegant set-up service suitable for any special milestone event. With our special packages, we offer a moment you will cherish at reasonable rate. Our hotel caters you to amenities that include parking, transportation to nearby places, laundry, and many more. From our room accommodation to our facilities, everything you need is all here. There will be no difficulty finding your place of home in Cherry Blossoms Hotel Manila.

Within a convenient distance around the vicinity of the hotel are a variety of locations suitable for business and pleasure. Feel free to explore the historical beauty of the Philippines at the walled city of Intramuros. Immerse yourself in a more modern tourist spot like Manila Ocean Park, SM Mall of Asia and other delightful commercial spots.

Getting there and around

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila, Metro Manila

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