Angono is often referred to as the art capital in the Philippines. This is due to the fact that artistic elements are evident wherever you go in Angono. There is even art on the streets! As soon as you arrive there you will be able to see this for yourself especially in the street art at the municipal hall, the Blanco Family Museum, the Botong Francisco Museum, the Nemiranda Arthouse and the Atelier Museum.
In this article we would like to offer you some guidelines about places you can go to in Angono to make the most of this artistic trip, which cannot be replicated in any other town elsewhere.
First of all, you cannot visit Angono without getting a good look at the street art. From the unique statues of Malakas and Maganda emerging from split bamboos, to the walls and gates that are also artistic in their own unique ways. These artistic beauties are out there on the streets in Angono. As you make your way to the Blanco Family Museum you will have already got used to this artistic ambiance all around you.
As the name itself states, this is indeed a family museum, as the whole family are artists. You will surely be amazed by the beautiful paintings in this museum.
Another museum worth visiting is the Botong Francisco Museum, where there are various memorabilia, paintings and other works of art of the well known national artists, Carlos Botong Francisco.
By now you will be probably quite hungry. Then you cannot miss a meal at the Balaw Balaw Restaurants which is renowned in town for its exotic cuisine. After an enjoyable meal you can then check out the Atelier Museum and café where you will be able to see the lovely papier-mache sculptures, and the Nemiranda Arthouse, for other works of art that amalgamate folklore, family, traditions and culture in artistic projects.
Later you can also check out the Angono Petroglyphs Museum where etchings on rocks and drawings from the most antique civilizations can be enjoyed.
Finally, you can rest a bit at the Angono Lakeside Park, which is naturally beautiful, especially at sunset!
Special shout out to the Office of the Mayor, Angono Tourism, and Ms. Celine Reyes of Celineism.com for inviting us to the 1st Angono Food and Art Crawl.