Looking for new museums to visit? Want to embrace as much Filipino culture as you possibly can in this lifetime? Well, there’s a new museum in town!
The Museo de Intramuros is located in the reconstructions of San Ignacio Church and the Mission House of the Society of Jesus in Intramuros. It officially opened last week and the entrance is currently free (and will be free for the first six months).
The museum has six sections: the Immaculate Conception, the Religious Order, the Patronato Real and establishments of Parishes, Religious Colonial Paintings, the establishment of parish and sacred vessels, and The Indio Response. Throughout these sections, you will be able to find different kinds of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, and antique items from hundreds of years ago.
Photo from the Department of Tourism’s Facebook page.
According to Intramuros Administration Chief Guiller Asido, the museum has been in the making for 40 years. For now, the Museo de Intramuros will be open from Tuesdays to Fridays, from 9AM to 5PM until further notice.