Pinto Art Gallery: Visual Diary (& how to get there)

Fresh air mixed with art, coffee and a lot of nature on a hilly terrain of Antipolo, Rizal.

Pinto Art Museum is a slice of paradise – a beautiful haven for your soul and your senses –  a place to recharge.

Let yourself be filled with light and creativity once you walk inside it’s entrance and through the halls, surrounded by white-washed walls of the galleries. With natural light beaming at you in every turn, clean & crisp air grazing your skin and your lungs from the lush green foliage around you-  away from the hustle and bustle of Manila.

Take your time while appreciating the collections of artwork; paintings, sculptures and statues in the several galleries inside Pinto Art Museum. Then sit down at one of the cafe’s to take a sip of their tall glass of iced tea to cool you down a bit, once you feel like you need to take a break from all the walking or maybe when you’re feeling overwhelmed from all the pieces of art and the heat – Just relax and catch your breathe.

An Art Museum situated in the garden of your dreams – and just 25km East of Manila -Pinto Art Museum motions for us to experience a slice of paradise that’s easy on the budget and is within reach (especially for us south people who’s kinda scared of Narnia (north) ) – It’s worth every penny and definitely worth the trip.
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My Favorite Corner : Outside Pinto Cafe

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When we visited back in September 2016, there were two areas where you can sit and order a coffee or a meal – inside Pinto Art Museum.

Pinto Cafe in the garden area located in between galleries looked like a little cafe tucked in a little corner in Italy. It was probably my favorite corner at Pinto Art Museum. They serve coffee, Iced tea, meals and desserts.

Cafe Tan-aw by Peppermill, a roof deck area near the entrance, also serves coffee, Iced tea and meals.

Opening hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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ENTRANCE FEES: (As of August 2016)

  • P200 for regular ticket
  • P180 for senior citizens and PWD with valid IDs
  • P100 for children and students with proper school IDs
  • Free for children below 3 years old
    • Children can visit Pinto Art Museum as long as they are accompanied by an adult inside the premises at all times.

Photo Shoot Rates and Inclusions at Pinto Art Museum (Updated January 2017)

  • P8,000 – Upper Garden and Lower Garden (Outdoor Only)
  • P15,000 – Upper garden, Lower garden, Indigenous Art Museum and the new Museum wing (Outdoor only)
  • Php 20,000 – Upper Garden and Lower Garden, indigenous Art Museum, New Museum Wing and The Academy (Outdoor Only)
  • Photo shoot rates includes 5 hours photoshoot from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. -additional hour +Php 750.00.
  • Includes a preparation room with air conditioning.
  • You’re allowed to bring 5 Pax per shooting team. -additional Php 300 per head.


ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO:
Pinto Art Museum

1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Subdivision
Antipolo, Rizal

Open: Tuesday to Sunday – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
CLOSED on MONDAYS.
Contact #: (02) 6971015
Email: pintoartmuseum@yahoo.com
Facebook page: Pinto Art Museum

HOW TO GET TO PINTO ART MUSEUM:

Pinto Art Museum is located inside Grand Heights (a private subdivision in Antipolo, Rizal).  

By car / private vehicle: 

If you’re from the south like me (Parañaque City), anywhere outside Makati is freaking Narnia.

So naturally, I would advise that you download and use waze to see which route would be faster and more convenient. (I don’t go anywhere north of Makati without waze)

You can either go via C6, via C5 or via Ortigas.

Tips: 

  •  If it happens that you don’t have 3g/portable wifi with you – just map it out on google maps before leaving your home and take screenshots of the directions.
  • Pinto Art Museum is situated on an uphill village (Rizal is basically up in a mountain) so I would just like to tell you before hand that it may be hard to park your cars and especially if you’re driving a manual.

By public transportation ( from Cubao):

  1. Take the LRT Line 2 and get off at the Santolan Station
  2. Take a jeepney or FX bound for Antipolo (look for jeepneys bound for Antipolo-Simbahan-Junction or Antipolo-Shopwise), Tanay (Tanay-Antipolo), or Teresa.
  3. Get off at Ynares Center.
  4. Ride a tricycle and ask the driver to drop you at Grand Heights Subdivision (some drivers are not familiar with Pinto Art Museum).

By public transportation (Ortigas area):

  1. Ride a jeep/FX going to Antipolo (there is a jeepney terminal at the Greenfield District area and an FX terminal at SM Megamall Parking area). Estimated fare is P45.
  2. Once you reach the Ynares Center, take a tricycle and ask the driver to take you to Grand Heights Subdivision. Estimated fare for trike is P40.
  3. At the guard house, tell them you’re going to the museum.

TIPS & USEFUL INFO:

  • MY NUMBER 1 TIP: Wear breezy and comfy clothes and sandals – You may want to look cute in an outfit as this is obviously a place where you can take instgrammable photos but Pinto Art Museum is NOT air-conditioned and while the Antipolo breeze is might be enough to keep you cool in some areas… in other areas, it can be really warm and you will perspire. a lot.  So make sure to wear breezy and light clothing and comfortable sneakers or sandals. 
  • Bring a mini towel (if you sweat a lot) or just keep tissues in your bag.
  • They are open during holidays (as long as it’s not a Monday.)
  • No pets are allowed.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the museum.
  • No flash photography.
  • No changing of clothes allowed inside the museum.
  • Pinto Art Museum reserves the right to remove from the premises persons deemed unruly by management. – Could we please practice manners and respect the Museum, the people and their art. 
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