BenCab Museum, a Haven of Filipino Artists

May 23, 2017

The place is far from the city proper but the long drive is worth it. Built on a promontory, the museum commands a breathtaking view of the adjacent garden, farm, hill and mini-forest, and the surrounding mountains

"With its vision of bringing arts closer to the people, the museum houses the artist’s collections of his own works, as well as those of acknowledged Filipino masters and rising contemporary artists. The granary gods, lime containers, native implements, weapons and other outstanding examples of indigenous arts and crafts of the Cordilleras are also highlighted – a reminder of the rich material culture and traditions of the northern Philippine highlands that has fascinated BenCab since the 1960s, and part of the reason why he has made Baguio home since the mid-80s.

The Bencab Museum is committed to the promotion of the arts, and the preservation, conservation and protection of the environment, as well as the culture and traditions of the Cordilleras, as an expression of the artist’s gratitude to the country that nurtured and inspired an artistic career that continues to grow, mature and fascinate."
-Bencab Official Website

Bencab museum is every art aficionado’s dream, they have it all from ethnic to errotic, to modern style works of art. I happen to get allured mostly to the sculptures made out of unconventional materials and the anitos all around the museum.

While it’s easy to get lost with the wonderful works of art by our very own Filipino artists, I can’t help but to admire the architectural style of this place. The white walls, large windows and scenic terraces overlooking the ifugao village replica outside the museum’s cafe, Is a sure  hit to all photographers and architecture enthusiasts. 

If you haven’t been to BenCab you must visit it on your next trip to Baguio! It’s definitely a side trip on you will remember forever


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.


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