Did you know that you can visit various museums in the metro by simply getting on the LRT-1?
In celebration of International Museum Day on May 18, ikotMNL, a tourism campaign launched by the Light Rail Manila Corporation in 2018, shared an itinerary that brings art, science, and curious enthusiasts to different museums in Manila.
Art and design lovers can start by visiting the Yuchengco Museum in the beating heart of the business district in Makati, one jeep ride away from the Gil Puyat LRT station. The museum houses some of the finest contemporary and historical artwork and design exhibitions that enthusiasts will definitely appreciate.
More museums await at the next station, Vito Cruz.
Drop by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Manila for more Filipino art, then head to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Manila in De La Salle-College of St. Benilde’s School of Design and Arts to take a look at the latest and cutting-edge in avant-garde and new media.
Walk through the country’s monetary history at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Money Museum nearby, then take a wild trip to the nearby Upside Down Museum for a fun time.
Venture further up the LRT-1 line and get off at United Nations Avenue station, where the National Museum Complex is located. Marvel at the very best of Filipino art at the National Museum of Fine Arts, where the famous “Spoliarium” is exhibited among other legendary works by Luna, Rizal, Amorsolo, and other masters.
Head over to the National Museum of Anthropology and Natural History as well as the renovated National Planetarium, then cross over to Intramuros for the newly opened Museo de Intramuros.
The National Museum Complex is also accessible as part of ikotMNL’s eight-hour “Grand Manila Special Day Tour,” which includes cultural trips to Binondo and Malate, and the six-hour “Manila, My Manila! Tour,” which takes tourists to historical spots in Intramuros, Binondo, and Quiapo.