A respite in the time of quarantine is Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo. They re-opened their doors last September. Visitors can again enjoy their seven galleries showcasing an outstanding collection of Philippine contemporary art. There are additional buildings for its collection from Mindanao, as well as a Museum of Indigenous Art.
Masks are, of course, required, but Pinto is a space that allows you to breathe. All the structures are well-ventilated, with high ceilings and windows everywhere. Built on a 1.2-hectare property, there is a lot of space. Much of it is devoted to plant life, as the museum is surrounded by a lush tropical garden. (Shout out to all the newly minted plantitas out there!)
If you are extra wary of crowds, then make sure to visit on a weekday. On weekends, of course more people come.
You need at least a few hours to take it all in, so make it a day trip. Don't worry about lunch as there is a restaurant on the property. Cafe Rizal has a multi-page menu, from which you can order a range of Filipino and international dishes.
Pinto Art Museum is open every day except Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular tickets are P250. For senior citizens, it is P200. Students with valid IDs and children get in for P125.
Address: 1 Sierra Madre St, Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal