National Museum’s entrance is free for the whole month of May. Yes, you read it right. So, whether you’re into arts, a self-proclaimed museumgoer or just into free stuff, head on to National Museum and enjoy the perk of learning some history through the visual masterpieces displayed there.
I had the chance to visit the museum with a friend and it was such an eye-opening day for us. Both of us had been immersed to arts since God knows when. Hearing this great news was like an opportunity for us, so we grabbed it while it’s free.
Located in the heart of Metro Manila, National Museum stands proud in front of the bustling streets of Ermita. It’s like a piece of Greece placed somewhere in between the grits of the city.
We were first greeted by this angel statue. And once inside, the colossal painting of Spoliarium, made by our very own national painter, Juan Luna will basically leave your mouth open. You can still see some of the brush strokes like it’s still fresh.
The entirety of National Museum seemed impossible to peruse within a day because of the enormous number of galleries located inside. But I have collected some photographs which I took as we wander through each rooms. The galleries include works from famous artists like Juan Luna and Fernando Amorsolo.
Here are some of the sculptures: