Going on tour requires these four essentials: time, money and effort, and preparation. And instead of going abroad, why not try to discover the richness of the culture of our fellow Filipinos; in a few miles away from Manila. The Department of Tourism and Municipal Tourism, Culture & Arts of Angono, Rizal invited bloggers like me for a day tour filled of art and history.
Known to be “Home of the ‘Higantes Festival,” “Art Capital of the Philippines,” and the 1st ASEAN Cultural Capital of the Philippines, the Municipality of Angono,Rizal is full of history and surprises for tourists and Filipino visitors. From two hours away from Makati City, this city is home to some of our Phils. National Artists like Carlos “Botong” Francisco and others.
So without further ado, here are the 5 “Instagram worthy” art destinations that you can visit and take photo-shoots at Angono, Rizal:
The Angono Petroglyphs is the oldest known work of art in the Philippines located in the province of Rizal. As you enter a small cave tunnel, a beautiful view will appear with the Petroglyphs. The site has been declared by the National Museum of the Philippines as a National Cultural Treasure in 1973. It is also included in the list of the World Inventory of Rock Art in 1985 and historic sites of the World Monuments Watch and World Monuments Funds and part of the Philippines’ tentative list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The humble home of the Phils. National Artists Carlos “Botong” Francisco is now a museum filled of his life story and his artwork. The house is also a place of his grandson’s contemporary paintings that follows the footsteps of his grandfather.
This big museum is belong to the big family of painters of Angono, Rizal. The Blanco Family, from their father to the youngest painter, build this museum to showcase the talents and world-class paintings of each of the family members. These paintings are already made history here and abroad. And to preserve the legacy of the family, the artwork of their grandchildren are also showcased in their big museum.
More than just serving Filipino food, this restaurant is known to serving other exotic food as well to their visitors who likes gastronomical adventure like alligator meat and others. This is also an art gallery that consists of religious carved images and other paintings from various artist.
(Fun fact: this restaurant is part of my childhood life, as our father used to treat us in this resto for family lunch and gatherings. And made a small scare in my memories because of their weird artworks hehe).
Known to its contemporary arts and interesting features, Pinto Art Museum is now a famous destinations for Millennial like me who likes to discover arts and history with swag and strong statements. Their featured arts made a statement for each young people to take pictures and shared it to their social media accounts.
For my experience, I believe that Angono,Rizal is indeed a place to be for educational tours or you want to introduced the culture of arts to your loveones.
For more information and insights about Angono,Rizal, just visit their website at www.angono.com.ph or contact the Angono Office Cultural Heritage at 661-3646, email at firstname.lastname@example.org and facebook.com/AngonoCHO
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