BSP Money Museum | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Open:||Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm|
|Address:||Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, A. Mabini St. cor. P. Ocampo St., City of Manila, Metro Manila|
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.
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, 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.
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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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Heroes Hotel offers a unique and rewarding experience for every
guest—whether you’re a backpacker visiting the city for a few days, a family on
vacation, or seasoned travelers on a business trip.
situated at the border of Manila and Makati, Heroes Hotel puts you right in the
middle of the urban action. If you want a break from the hustle and bustle of
the city, don’t worry: we can arrange out-of-town adventure trips for
Heroes Hotel is
also home to the Honesty Café, an honor-system café and the only one of
its kind in Metro Manila. We also have a great steakhouse and restaurant, an awesome
rooftop bar, and a lovely mini-spa that offers authentic Filipino
We are committed
to the values that make every person an everyday hero: service,
industriousness, compassion, and integrity. These are the values that guide our
excellent staff, who will make sure that your stay is as clean, secure and
comfortable as possible. With Heroes Hotel, there’s always a hero’s welcome for
Getting there and around
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, A. Mabini St. cor. P. Ocampo St., City of Manila, Metro ManilaGet directions