There are a lot of reasons to go to Baguio for a quick weekender. The Bencab Museum should definitely be on your list. Founded by national artist Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera, this place is a shrine to local artistic creativity in the visual arts.
Why go there: Simply put, the Bencab Museum is at par with other international museums such as the Fundacio Joan Miro and the Salvador Dali in Barcelona, in terms of aesthetics, quality, maintenance and (dare we say it) skill. If you want to take the family to see what a world-class museum looks like, take them to Bencab.
Family-friendly factor: Café Sabel at the basement area offers sandwiches and refreshments, and the gardens outside are a joy to behold for kids and adults alike.
May cost you: P100 for the entrance fee
Fun factoid: Bencab’s has a prominent series of paintings inspired by a destitute scavenger only known as Sabel, the same person the café is named after. Bencab initially photographed, and later painted her in Tondo in 1965.
Contact details: Bencab Museum Address: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet, Philippines Landline / Mobile: (+6374) 4427165 Website: www.bencabmuseum.org