The much talked-about museum is no longer included in my must-go-to places in the City of Pines. Finally, after our 3rd consecutive trip there, I got hubby to take us to that place! Yay! =)
Using good old, reliable Google, I searched for the museum's website & got this map.
From the looks of it, you'd think the trip going to the museum is easy. But it took us quite a while to get there since it was really far-flung! And the foggy road ahead as we drove near the place almost made us turn around. It would have been a missed opportunity to see what's in store for us in BenCab museum. Glad we moved on.=)
We were warmly welcomed by members of the staff at the reception area. We paid Php 100.00/head for the entrance. It could have been just Php 80.00 each for my mom & the kids as indicated on their brochure. I don't know if it was intentional or not, but there was no mention about this privilege from them. But then, our students didn't bring with them their school ID's so it probably wouldn't have been considered. Anyway, despite this minor glitch, over-all it was a wonderful experience. We really had a swell time appreciating the art pieces on display as well as taking in the fantastic view from where we were seated in Cafe Sabel. I guess these photos will just speak for themselves.
|museum facade, reception |
& museum shop
|huge entrance door to the museum|
|BenCab's muse, Sabel, a 'taong-grasa'|
|a bench/bed for 2 people|
|featured artists |
in on-going exhibit
|bulol or Ifugao rice god|
|Sabel, Bencab's muse|
|a foggy view from the corridors|
On a personal note - hubby & the girls caught on cam.
Go here to know more about the museum & the man who built this awesome place in Baguio. It's really worth the long trip...