Museo de Baler

Quezon St., Baler, Aurora

Museo de Baler
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Jacqui T.
4.0 Stars

Baler is a second-class municipality in the province of Aurora, Philippines. According to the history of Baler, this town was first called “Ibalid” meaning “pinagbalikan” or “returned” - an Aeta’s term. Some people returned here because they left something.

On December 1735, people called it “Valer” as a remembrance to a priest Fr. Valeriano for his kindness. Filipinos hardly pronounced the letter “V” and V was changed to “B”. Now we call this place as “Baler”.

We went here last Thanksgiving with the gang to enjoy our long weekend due to the holiday in the US. We rented a van and our driver recommended a house where we can stay for a night. It was a 5 hour drive from Manila to Baler and we were actually exhausted when we reached the place because we all came from a shift that prior night.

We reached Baler Museum at around 2 pm. It was raining and I was not feeling well that time. I was not in the mood to leave the van, but husband encouraged me to see the place and have some pictures. We got to pay 30 pesos each for the entrance fee to see the museum. Inside were old photos, some memorabilia and history of Baler. There were lots of paintings on the second floor from the locals. You can explore the museum and stay inside as long as you want.

Across the museum, you can see a big BALER Sign having Baler 400 Years Monument (pillars) as the background. This sign serves as the picture-taking spot for the tourist. Take some shots and you’re good to go.

On the other side of the street, you can also visit the Baler Municipal Hall, Baler Church and Doña Aurora Quezon’s house. You can enter Dona Aurora’s house without paying any entrance fee. You can see family photos, an in-house library and the black limousine of the President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines with the plate number “1”.

Baler is one the places that you may want to add to your Bucketlist. Travel while you’re young and able. 128665999210084

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Marjorie G.
3.0 Stars

Behind the park is Museo de Baler. The building is festooned with historical murals created by Balerian sculptor, Toym Imao. We almost missed an opportunity to check it out because it has been closed during lunch hour. By the time we got back, an old woman was already getting back from her break to re-open the museum. Good thing about this museum? It’s okay to take pictures (no videos though), which in my opinion is how every museum in the Philippines should be.

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Jacque B.
5.0 Stars

The painting that you see above is one of the main attraction of this museum. Most of the paintings looks either 3d, poster print or newly developed photographs. There was a feeling of enchantment seeing these work of arts. Definitely amazing!

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Zia M.
3.0 Stars

When visiting one place, you should know their history and the like.

Last long weekend, they had a promo that you only get to pay Php 30.00 and you can tour inside Aurora's house and the Museum.

On the first floor where the pictures taken from before and now by FUJIFILM. It was good, actually, you could see that they really made an effort restoring what was left behind.

Exhibits and other paintings done by the locals can be seen on the upper floor.

So much to see and understand, but too many people talking loudly and taking pictures.

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Zai M.
4.0 Stars

It houses interesting photos and exhibits on the history and culture of Baler. Entrance is free but you can give donation for its maintenance. The place is kinda small so we didn't spend much time here. It is a must-visit place if you want to know more about Baler 128077🏻128512 It is just walking distance from the church, souvenir shops and city center :)

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Jackie S.
3.0 Stars

The architecture and design of this place was pretty awesome. You won't believe how much detail their facade had.

The interiors, on the other hand, was okay. they tried to restore as much as they can.

The museum will show you the history of Baler. You'll see that the Spanish colonization decades back, had a big contribution to what Baler is now.

There were so many painting inside, some creepy and some just pure genius.

The place it quite small, you'll probably be able to finishes going around the exhibits in 10 to 15 mins.

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Abegail H.
3.0 Stars

Nothing special but picture taking in this wall is something to cap off your baler adventure and make sure to reenact the 'baler' movie poster for a doze of fun.

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Camille Bianca D.
3.0 Stars

I live across the park and it used to be our playground when i was a kid now it is fully developed and maintain.

Inside the museum are mostly stuff used in the movie baler, some paintings and history.

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Paula P.
3.0 Stars

I don't usually go to museums pero sayang naman kung di ko to puntahan. Hehe. Free naman siya pero "donation para ma-maintain namin to." Inside you'll see the costumes and awards of the movie Baler starring me(Anne Curtis) & Jericho Rosales. You'll also get a glimpse of Angara's family and some historical stuff I can't remember. Sorry sakit na kasi ulo ko kaya di ko na masyado naenjoy. Hehe

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JP G.
3.0 Stars

Another interesting site to see when you're in Baler. They have a free museum (but you can give a donation at the entrance) showcasing some works of art plus some old china and antiques collection. It gives you also a brief glimpse of the life of the Angara family and remnants of the old Baler. If you're into artsy stuff, this is a must visit. Although small, it's a fun stop for art aficionados 128513

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