Palawan Museum | Things to do in Puerto Princesa City-Palawan

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Tucked right in the center of Puerto Princesa City beside the old city hall, the Palawan Museum provides a good introduction as to why Palawan is truly a cultural and natural powerhouse. Some of the highlights of the museum are the replicas of the province's three National Cultural Treasures: the Manunggul Jar, the Tabon Man skullcap, and the Leta-leta yawning jarlet. The second floor showcases the various indigenous groups of the province and their material cultural artifacts. These groups include the Palaw'an, Tagbanua, and Tao't Bato, among others. The museum also features the richness of Palawan's biodiversity by putting on display hundreds of different shells, and taxidermized endemic animals such as the Palawan pangolin.
Open: Mon - Sat, 8am - 5pm
Address: Valencia Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Fee: P50/adult, P40/senior citizen, P20/student
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Nearby attractions

Princesa Eulalia Park
Attraction
0.04 km away

Across the road adjacent to Rizal Park, near the Immaculate Conception Cathedral is Princess Eulalia Park where Don Jose Sostao, head of the colonizing expedition, read the decree of the Foundation of Puerto Princesa on March 4, 1872. The monument of a princess serves as a marker of the event. The park was titled after the same Spanish princess to whom Puerto Princesa was also named after.

Mendoza Park
Attraction
0.04 km away

Named after Dr. Higinio Mendoza, the war hero of Palawan. His resistance to Japanese control led to his execution on January 24, 1944 at Canigaran Beach. His remains together with several unknown soldiers were interred into the memorial constructed at the far end of the park along H. Mendoza Street (also named after the Late hero). Situated within the city proper, the park is framed by beautiful Palawan Cherry Blossoms and age-old acacia trees and landscaped with ornamental plants. On the south side of the park is a Tabuan square where one can buy souvenir and novelty items. To get there, one can take a tricycle or multicab plying the Rizal Avenue route.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Attraction
0.75 km away

This cathedral is a historical landmark where Puerto Princesa's first mass was held in 1872. At that time, the Spanish expedition also proclaimed that the Immaculate Conception of Mary is the patroness of Puerto Princesa. Painted light blue, the cathedral has pointed symmetrical arches redolent of Gothic architecture. A parish was initially erected here, followed by the current structure built in 1961, almost a century later. The cathedral houses some of the finest examples of wood carvings found on the island, which were made by the craftsmen in the Iwahig Penal Colony.

Things to do nearby

Wild Expeditions in Palawan
₱600.00
Experience
Local sightseeing
0.20 km away

WILD Expeditions in Palawan is a local tour operator that specializes in nature-themed activities from simple trekking tour to more complex expeditions trips and wildlife documentaries including birdwatching, marine mammals search, herpwatch, wildlife photography (macro, birds, mammals, etc.), remote wildlife expedition trips and more.

Midsummer Night's Dream 2019:  Palawan's Biggest Outdoor Dance Music Festival
₱500.00

Midsummer Night’s Dream is Palawan’s biggest outdoor dance music festival, taking place during Puerto Princesa’s annual Pangalipay sa Baybay Celebration. it is the highlight event in Palawan every summer and comes built in with travel packages to further promote tourism.

Underground River and Island Adventure in Puerto Princesa
₱6099.00

Make the most of your trip to wonderful Puerto Princesa, and go on an adventure before heading to one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Explore its rich city with an airdonditioned service and a trusty tour gruide. Eat delicious homey food from local restaurants. Go island-hopping at Honda Bay and enjoy the colors of the ocean at sunset. Then, go kayaking to the wondrous Underground River. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!

Where to stay

Skylight Hotel
₱1400.00
Hotels and homes
0.20 km away

At the center of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan is one of the Philippines' famous landmarks. Located 10 minutes from Puerto Princesa International Airport, and a stone's throw away from the city's financial district and best attractions, Skylight Hotel Palawan is the place to go and stay. The hotel is surrounded by Palawan's culturally rich and well preserved historical points of interest, such as Iwahig Penal Colony, Baker's Hill, Mitra Ranch and many more! Skylight Hotel Palawan has forty-one (41) elegantly furnished guestrooms. All guestrooms are equipped with air-conditioning system, cable television, hot and cold shower, NDD telephone and Wi-Fi connection for free. Skylight Hotel Palawan's restaurant and Veranda serves Orientel and International cuisines. Its natural ambiance makes guests comfortable and enjoyable during parties with different occasions (weddings, debuts, birthdays and conventions).

Puerto Pension Inn
₱1946.00
Hotels and homes
0.66 km away

Puerto Pension Inn has comfy aircon rooms and it's in Puerto Princesa city, Palawan, Philippines. Its charm & hospitality brings true Palawan culture. 

La Charica Inn and Suites
₱1500.00
Hotels and homes
0.72 km away

The La Chari’ca Inn and Suites is a four-storey hotel/inn conveniently located in uptown city, 5 minutes away from the airport, 2 minutes away to the NCCC Mall, SM & other commercial establishments. Our physical structure is artistically constructed highlighting Filipino and Palaweño culture, with its unique interior lobby as a contemporary work of art using stone murals as its object , inspired and conceptualized by the owner herself. It is tucked in a quiet and peaceful vicinity, making guests’ stay awe-inspiring and relaxing, a perfect base for business or leisure. Our staffs also arrange your preferred tours, corporate or private events, catering needs offering our promptly personalized services to ensure your satisfaction. We also have function halls equipped with complete audio-visual facilities. La Chari’ca Garden Restaurant offers a beautiful place for relaxation, great place to have a quiet breakfast or afternoon coffee or hang out at night with peers and family.

Getting there and around

Valencia Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

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