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Information about Museo de Intramuros

4.7
115 Google reviews
Type
Museum
Location
Museo de Intramuros, Anda Street, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Distance From City Center
0.9 km
Family Friendly
Yes
Established date
2009
Average rating
4.7
Number of reviews
115

Museo de Intramuros

The Museo de Intramuros is an ecclesiastical museum maintained by the Intramuros Administration. It is housed inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila, Philippines, at the restored San Ignacio Church and Convent.

It is the Jesuits' second church dedicated to St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Félix Roxas, Sr. built it in the Neoclassical style and was the first Filipino architect of the church. Isabelo Tampinco, on the other hand, crafted the interiors, which are embellished with carvings made of dark local hardwood and reflect Renaissance Style.

During the Battle of Manila in 1945, the church was bombed by both American and Filipino forces. The museum's reconstruction began in 2009 on the site of the former San Ignacio Church and Convent. On February 3, 2018, the museum opened to the public as part of the Manila Biennale 2018. Several artworks were shown inside the Casa Misión Convent and the church's main hall.

 

How to get there

Museo de Intramuros is currently located at the reconstructed San Ignacio Church. In order to get here, ride a jeepney, bus or take the train going to Intramuros.

 

Best time to visit

The museum is open to the public daily, from 8 AM to 5 PM, except from Tuesday to Thursday as it opens at 9 AM.

 

Frequently asked questions

Is there an entrance fee to Museo de Intramuros?

No, Museo de Intramuros is open to the public for free.

What is the main highlight of Museo de Intramuros?

The museum features exquisite religious pieces showcasing the history of Filipino faith.