After several trips in Benguet I often receive questions as to what are the things or which places tourists should opt when visiting the area. For those who do not know, the city has been holding to its cultural roots for ages and one way to showcase it is by visiting one of the country’s well-known museum – BenCab Museum.
The BenCab museum is a four-storey building, divided into various galleries which houses the exquisite collection of paintings, artifacts, sculptures, indigenous Cordillera artworks, amongst others, of Mr. Benedicto “BenCab” Reyes Cabrera, hailed as National Artist for Visual Arts in the Philippines and a best-selling painter.
GALLERIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- BenCab Gallery
- Cordillera Gallery
- Erotica Gallery
- Sepia Gallery
- Philippine Contemporary Art Gallery 1
- Philippine Contemporary Art Gallery 2
- Maestro Gallery
- Print Gallery
- Patio Salvador and Larawan Hall
Below are some of the photos that I took during my trip.
- Bulul – Rice Harvest God Installation
EXTERIOR AND CAFE ISABEL
- What a rewarding way to end your tour with a sip of coffee, cool Baguio Breeze and an over-looking view.
- BenCab Museum
- BenCab Museum is situated along Asin Road, Tuba, Benguet
- Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 pm).
Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM
- General admission – Php120
- Students with valid school ID – Php100
- Seniors/ PWD with valid IDs – Php80
- Special rates for student & organized groups with minimum of 30 guests
- EcoTrail tour – same as above
- Guided tours of the Museum and Gardens may be arranged at the reception.
- Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum. Food and drinks are permitted only in Café Sabel and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.
- Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.
- Still photography for personal use is permitted. No flash or tripods allowed. Videotaping is permitted in the lobby only. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum.
- Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted.
- Car: 15-minute drive from Baguio City center
- Public transport: Jeep to Asin from jeepney terminal near Baguio market.
- Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan,
Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
Tel /Fax: (+63 74) 442 7165