San Agustin Museum - Manila

Located along General Luna Street in the walled city of Intramuros in Manila, San Agustin Museum is housed inside the monastery of the San Agustin Church.

San Agustin Museum

San Agustin Museum details

San Agustin Museum entrance is on this side.

San Agustin Museum entrance

Found just beside the oldest stone church in the Philippines, San Agustin Museum is well-known for the Pre and Post Spanish era artifacts and painting collections that are housed inside it, not to mention the crypt where a number of notable Filipinos and Spaniards are buried.

San Agustin Museum
The entrance to the crypt

Inside the San Agustin Museum's crypt
Some of the well-known personalities inside the crypt

Since the museum is privately owned and is maintained by the Augustinian friars, expect that entrance is not free, but don't worry the fee is just right and the artifacts inside make the entrance fee worth its cost.

I think that's the papal banner

A painting of Taal Basilica is one of the church paintings displayed in the museum

Saint Michael minus the wings and sword

San Agustin Museum contains lots of paintings and historical and religious artifacts like the Don Luis Araneta Collection of Antique Santos, the crypt where several well known historical figures like Juan Luna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi are buried, antique vestments and wood carvings, and the famous choir loft that is hand carved from molave wood which dates back to 1614.

I got to first visit San Agustin Museum during our 2013 Las Pinas - Pasay - Manila Visita Iglesia

For those who are interested in visiting the museum, keep in mind the following details:

San Agustin Museum Entrance Fee

San Agustin Museum Entrance Fee

San Agustin Museum Operating Hours 

Monday - Sundays (even holidays)
                                                             
8:00AM -12:00NN 
                                                             
12:00NN - 1:00PM Break time
                                                            
 1:00PM - 6:00PM

San Agustin Museum schedule and hours

San Agustin Museum Contact number: 

(02) 8527 2746

Why visit San Agustin Museum?

San Agustin Museum is a perfect side trip after a pilgrimage or Visita Iglesia to San Agustin Church. There is a lot of historical stuff inside the museum worth seeing. I particularly enjoyed my visit to the crypt. As a history teacher, I spent a lot of time looking for the names of the well-known personalities buried there. 

Getting to San Agustin Museum:



Since the museum is in Intramuros, Manila it is easily accessible by taxi or by riding a kalesa or padyak which is common inside Intramuros.

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Comments

  1. That looks an awesome place. I'm gonna try to visit it. I'm pretty sure me and my friends are going to love it. Try visiting#ArtFairPhilippines which you can see at http://makeitmakati.com/things-to-do/art-fair-philippines.html, you'll love it too. Anyway, Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Mark. I will visit your page. Hopefully I could join the #ArtFairPhilippines too.

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