Sometimes, a quick day trip getaway is all you need. Relatively near Manila, Antipolo is a popular and by far, the best choice for unwinding. Just approximately 16 miles east of Manila, it is very much accessible, more favored to those who live in the North. Sitting on a plateau at a high elevation, the place provides a scenic view overlooking the rest of Metro Manila. Though it has been highly urbanized in the modern times, it is still a natural attraction with beautiful scenic spots in and within reach.
PINTO ART MUSEUM – For those who want to experience both modern and native art at the same time, the Pinto Art Museum is a good place or you to visit where the museum displays modern Filipino paintings and sculptures. There is also a Museum of Indigenous Art at the lower garden exhibiting the abundance of Filipino culture, specifically Cordillera. It has ritual and functional objects, jewelry, textiles, and other stunning indigenous artwork. Additionally, a chapel and in-house cafes are also found inside where everyone can always stop or refreshments.
CHURCHES – Because Antipolo is popular to be a pilgrimage city, the locals have been used to visiting the different churches of the place. Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, also known as the Virgin of Antipolo is believed to give everyone a safe voyage, journey, or trip. An “Alay Lakad”, a night of travelling to Antipolo by foot is done by thousands of devotees from Metro Manila during the holy week.
MT MAARAT – Located in San Mateo, Rizal, a Mountain that has served as a training ground for mountaineers and runners are found. Bikers from the Metro typically pass through San Mateo and Marikina while bikers can pass through the back route of Antipolo to the Marcos Highway.