Duration: 11 hours
Our Angono Arts Tour will introduce you to the house, cafe or family museum of various national Filipino artists in their birthplace, artist town Angono, in Rizal province, Philippines. Included are the Blanco Family Museum, the Carlos “Botong” Francisco Museum and the Nemiranda Arthouse. We have arranged your lunch to be in a charming restaurant cum art gallery. Also we will take this Angono Arts Tour to show you an unique 3000 B.C. Filipino work of art, the rock encravings or Angono Petroglyphs.
The I-Love-Angono-Arts Tour
Pricing1 person : ₱ 8,450.00
2 persons : ₱ 5,400.00 per person
3-8 persons : ₱ 4,400.00 per person
After being picked up from your home / hotel in Manila in our airconditioned vehicle, our English speaking driver will drive you in …. hours to Angono, nestled between the hills of Antipolo and Laguna de Bay, where we will arrive around 10:00 am.
Stop 1_Blanco Family Museum
This famous family of artists welcomes you to their private museum, housing their vast collection of artwork. The head of the clan, renowned artist Jose “”Pitok” D. Blanco has obviously handed down to his 7 children his creativity and talent, each of them having developped their own personal style. His wife also paints.
Stop 2 _ Carlos “Botong” Francisco Museum
”Botong” as he was fondly called, was declared a National Filipino artist in 1973. His renowned work includes a.o. murals for the Manila Hotel and Manila City Hall. Most of the murals depict rural life. Grandson Carlos current approach to paintings can be related to abstract expressionists.
We will also take a short stroll in town to see an array of mural / sculptured walls depicting the famous paintings showing the creativity and love for the arts of these townspeople.
Stop 3 _ Nemiranda Arthouse & Gallery Cafe
A collection of artist’s paintings masterfully employing figurative realism in his artwork on display, portraying rural life and folkloric art.
Stop 4_ Angono Petroglyphs
Surprisingly only discovered in 1965, by the acclaimed muralist from Angono, Carlos ”Botong” Francisco, this cultural heritage site dates back to circa 3000 B.C. It has 127 rock encravings and archaeological finds. In 1996 it received its greatest recognition as it was nominated as one of the 100 most endangered sites in the world under the world monument watch list.