Travel & Places

Pinto Art Museum: Where Art Meets Nature

By February 8, 2016 37 Comments

Not your usual art museum, Pinto Art Museum feels like a huge garden with galleries. Despite how beautiful the place is, we didn’t feel the ambience that much.

I’ve been telling Gerald to visit the museum last year, when I see some friends go here and it looks really beautiful. We tried to go on the third week of January but laziness hit us, we just strolled around the mall. Haha. Thankfully on our second attempt by the end of January, we finally made it!

Pinto Art Museum is really huge, at 1.3 hectares according to the map given to us. Once you step inside, you wouldn’t think there are galleries around because all I see are greens and whites and I would even think this is a garden or probably a resort, with a Greek theme.

It happened that I wore a white polo shirt and off-white shoes. Too much white?

girl levitating over the stairs

I am not really that interested with art so I wanted to walk fast and get out because I like nature more. But Gerald seems interested, he takes a few seconds reading through the descriptions of paintings and works.

mixed emotions

Unexpectedly, Gerald doesn’t seem to be in the mood for taking photos. He’s even frustrated with his shots and kept on asking “What’s wrong with me?”. And I would say, “It’s okay, maybe you’re just not in the mood. Let’s get out of here.” That’s why we only had a few photos around, also because I don’t see the point of taking photos of the paintings and crafts.

We spent around two hours (which include few minutes of rest) inside Pinto Art Museum. We didn’t speak that much but while we’re on our way back, he asked me if I’m tired. I answered yes. He was a little shocked with my answer because he thought I was satisfied. I would usually answer excitingly, “Yes, but I had fun!” It turns out Gerald feels the same. He thinks maybe because of how quiet it is and the other people around that you have to consider in taking photos. Or maybe we’re just both not in the mood that time.


I don’t know, but I can’t say I have enjoyed the trip. I’ve read a lot of blogs about Pinto Art Museum and it seems like they all had fun and even recommended the place. I’m sure it’s only me, since I’m not into art anyway. If you do love art, Pinto Art Museum is surely one of the places you need to visit because there are a lot that you may find interesting.

It’s your turn!

  • Have you been to Pinto Art Museum? Did you enjoy your trip?
  • What do you like most about the museum?
  • If you’ve not been here yet, do you have plans of going soon?

Images found on this post are taken by Gerald, except those that have him as a subject.



I started blogging 12 years ago, jumping from one domain to another, and just last year I ventured into vlogging as well. Whenever I need a break, you'll find me watching a Kdrama episode, or simply just having a good sleep.

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  • Michelle says:

    Never been there, but it looks awesome! ^^

  • remakestyle says:

    I’ve never been into that museum but I’ve been to the National Museum. i’m not really into art and all, but history is better for me.

    • mei says:

      I’ve also visited National Museum and another museum in Vigan, and I didn’t enjoy them either. Haha Not into art or history. Haha

  • danielle says:

    your photos make it look cool but it’s a shame you didn’t enjoy it that much!

  • Ochi says:

    I’ve been to Pinto and it exhausted the hell out of me. The place is massive but I enjoyed every bit of it. Everywhere you go feels like an instagram-worthy spot! I love your photos too!

    Sadly, I haven’t posted about my trip there since I have tons of photos. Haha

    Ochi | Ochi In The City

    • mei says:

      Haha yes, it’s really tiring walking around the huge place! Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

      Thank you, my photos are taken by Gerald. I’ll tell him that! πŸ™‚

      You should post about your trip! You ca make a collage, or just choose few photos. But I know, it’s hard to choose! Haha

  • Shayne says:

    Your photos turned out great, though, even if you two were tired! I’ve never been to this museum, but I’d love to go. It looks like there are a lot of opportunities for photo-ops! πŸ™‚

  • Dianne says:

    I’ve been there last year. I can remember that it was really exhausting because the place is huge. We stopped and took rests in between galleries para hindi kami masyado mapagod. haha. But the place was really nice! Though I find some of the arts, creepy which are not good for kids.

    I’m not really surprised that you felt that way after your trip. haha. By the way, I like the shots!! Are these shots taken using canon eos m10? I’m torn between fuji xa2 and m10 eh. undecided pa din ako. haha.

    • mei says:

      Yes, they are all take using M10, by Gerald πŸ™‚ I also thought of XA2, pero sabi nung iba di daw maganda video quality. πŸ™

      Nakakapagod talaga, tapos di ko pa ma-enjoy mga galleries hahaha yes, there are some creepy stuff na nakakakilabot.

  • Megs says:

    IT’s definitely the kind of place I’d love to go – I do enjoy a good art gallery. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it though πŸ™

  • Karen says:

    Sadly, my husband and I are not into arts. Or should I say, does not enjoy looking at art galleries. So there’s no chance that we’re going to Pinto Art Museum. If I just knew this place early I would have ask my husband to have our pre-nuptial photos be taken here. Actually, I can still suggest this place to my sister who’ll be having her pre-nuptial photos soon!

    I love your set of photos by the way. Your boyfriend has an eye for photography. πŸ™‚

    • mei says:

      Yes, Pinto Art Museum accepts shoots! They should have it there, because the view is really beautiful πŸ™‚

      Thank you, I’ll let him know that, he’ll be flattered for sure. He’s been interested with photography lately. πŸ™‚

  • Jhanz says:

    Ahh, Pinto will always be one of my favorite museums because it’s cozy and has superb view! I really, really love this place. πŸ™‚ Such a shame that I haven’t brought Mark here JUST YET, but I’d definitely love to. Glad you had fun on your adventure!

    • mei says:

      Actually, I didn’t have much fun because it’s tiring and I don’t like art that much.

      You two should go, since you love it here, share it to Mark! πŸ™‚

  • Dice says:

    this place is beautiful for a museum πŸ˜€

  • Never been there but I’ve always wanted to go. Not all museums are for everyone, and it’s okay! I personally am not a fan of artefacts / old civilisations (egyptians, tribes, etc) but I do enjoy modern artworks and a bit of historic pieces. Find something that’s focused on what excites you, medyo trial and error though. πŸ˜‰

    x Reg

    • mei says:

      Glad, I’m not the only one. Haha this is my third museum attempt, and I don’t think I’ll go into museums again haha except if it has beautiful view like this one. πŸ™‚

      I think I’m more into the adventurous side, where I could challenge myself doing something I’ve never done before. Hehe

  • Jeini says:

    Huhu. Can I just go there too. I have been reading tons of reviews about this (even my sister). I guess I will have the chance to here soon? HAHA. I just really like the white walls and all the paintings in the museum. They always give me that nice feeling and relaxation whenever I see arts around. It also serves like a little inspiration. <3

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    • mei says:

      Go, you should go! Artists will surely love this huge place with lots of arts and crafts! I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one πŸ™‚

  • Wow, I’d love to visit this museum! Greek theme is very nice. All the art is very beautiful. And that picture with the stairs is too cute. Ha, I would LOVE to have stairs like that actually.

  • Kya says:

    Wow, it does seem like a really amazing place to visit, but I guess it would not be for everyone and that is okay! Personally, the concept of mixing art with nature is really appealing to me. πŸ™‚

  • April says:

    I’ve always wanted to go there! The place looks so good with all those “hippie like” artworks. I know the place was kind of mainstream now but I still want to go. Haha!

    Btw, cool shot there! Yung levitating shot. <3

  • Joyce says:

    I’ve been longing to see this place! Hopefully soon. Great photos, Mei! <3

  • Richel V. says:

    Still, your photos looks amazing, Mei! I’ve never been a fan of art much, as well. I like looking at it and that’s it. I enjoyed my visit though – I guess that’s mainly because it was fun how my friends and I challenge each other to make as many poses as we can. I’m actually looking forward to come back – we missed a gallery or two.

    • mei says:

      Aww sayang, but yes you can always go back πŸ™‚

      I wanted to take more photos but I can’t do portrait shots because I don’t know how to pose. Hahaha Thanks, though the photos were mostly taken by Gerald πŸ™‚

  • Rain says:

    I have always wanted to go here, and your post made me feel more excited to go there!

    Keep the posts coming! <3

  • Andi says:

    Nice photos. I also went to Pinto Art Museum recently and had it as my latest blog feature. There’s just too much in that place and certainly, you cannot finish every corner in half a day. LOL
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