Location: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Baguio City, Benguet; open from Tuesday-Sunday, 9AM-6PM
Travel Time: 15 to 20-minute drive from Baguio City center
Recommended Budget: PhP150/head for the admission fee; PhP120 for students with valid ID; PhP100 for senior citizens/PWDs with valid ID; special rates apply for groups of at least 30 guests
Mother Nature meets contemporary art inside BenCab Museum’s vast space.
Image: BenCab Museum official website
Baguio City rests upon columns of culture and humanities, just like the BenCab Museum which thrusts the city forward with its exhibitions of local art and heritage.
The museum is named after Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera, deemed the master of Filipino contemporary arts, who has both procured and produced the artworks housed within from his many decades of work and travel. Upon paying the entrance fee, visitors will be allowed access to the different galleries: gander at artworks inside the BenCab Gallery, Erotica Gallery, the Cordillera Gallery, Philippine Contemporary Art Gallery, Print Gallery, Maestro Gallery, and many other art sections. Aside from paintings, there are also artifacts and implements reflecting the Cordilleran heritage.
Aside from the indoor galleries, there is also the Café Sabel, a quaint coffee shop where you can lounge about in the afternoon. The place also has its own organic farm, aviary, duck pond, and a small forest with a trail. An open meadow also serves as venues for events and art shows.
Indeed, BenCab Museum brings out Baguio’s best features: rich culture and lush nature!
July 2020 Update: BenCab Museum is temporarily closed.