Villa Escudero Museum
Villa Escudero Museum (AH26, Quezon) – for those interested in seeing Rights outsider of Manila, this museum is not a bad start. Located two hours southeast of Manila via car, an historic colonial plantation, displaying rural life as it was in the 1800’s. Villa Escudero is set amidst beautiful scenery with volcanic mountains, rows of coconut trees, verdant fields, plus of course the happy smiles and warmth of local village folk.
Opened in 1987, the museum is housed in a replica of a church which once stood in Intramuros, Manila. The main content of the collection displays a treasure trove of colonial religious art, mostly dating from the Spanish era, which is testimony to the artistry of the Filipino people. There are also extensive collections of Oriental ceramics, natural history, costumes, furniture, weaponry, plus other items gathered from around the world. Tours are conducted for visitors. Check the Villa Escudero website for updated rates: www.villaescudero.com