Learn about the history and culture of the people in the highlands in this guided tour of Baguio's museums. This shared tour is perfect for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and those who want to gain a deeper appreciation of the rich heritage of the City of Pines.
Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Baguio. On the way to the first destination, your guide will brief you on the day's itinerary. Aside from a rich history, Baguio is home to a diverse art scene. From contemporary Filipino art to the unique traditional art of the Cordillera Region, Baguio City has so much to offer.
Your first stop will be the BenCab Museum. Ben Cab Museum houses the art collection of Filipino National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab). You will see exhibits of his paintings there, works by other contemporary artists, as well as crafts of the northern highlands. Check out the various galleries at the museum, including one dedicated to Cordillera art pieces such as native sculptures, weapons, and artifacts. BenCab Museum also has a coffee shop. Hang out at the Cafe Sabel and enjoy the museum’s pond, organic farm, and a mini-forest with an eco-trail.
From BenCab, you will go next to the Baguio Museum, which embodies the cultural heritage and history of the city. It was built to resemble a traditional Ifugao home. Once inside, be sure to check out the dioramas that depict the lives of the indigenous Cordilleran tribes. Take a look at the extensive display of tribal artifacts from the six provinces of the Cordillera Region. You will be fascinated to find ornate native jewelry, burial jars, and musical instruments.
Afterward, you will make your way to Emilio Aguinaldo Museum to see the first Philippine flag. It was first unfurled in 1898 during the proclamation of the country’s independence. The museum, built by Aguinaldo’s daughter and maintained by his grandchildren, is a walk-through of Philippine history. It is not only dedicated to the country’s first president, but it also pays homage to other Filipino heroes.
Cap off your Baguio City art and museum tour on a high note by visiting Tam-Awan Village. Tam-Awan Village is a reconstructed Cordillera village that showcases the northern highlands’ art and culture scene. You will see representations of traditional Ifugao and Kalinga huts. Check out art exhibits, have your portrait sketched by talented Baguio artists, and have a sip of the local coffee in the village cafe.
Explore the City of Pine’s vibrant art scene and take a look into the Cordillera Region’s rich heritage on this guided tour of Baguio City's museums. Check the availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.
- Museums in Baguio are closed every Mondays.