The Bencab Museum is one of the most outstanding museums in the Philippines. It is located in Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet, a 15-minute drive from the center of Baguio City. It is a successful project of the BenCab Art Foundation. The museum has different kinds of artworks which infuse the Cordillera’s rich cultural past and tradition. Also, it is committed to the promotion of the arts, and the preservation, conservation and protection of the environment as well.
The museum was founded by Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (Bencab), a Philippine National Artist which is considered one of the best-selling artists of his generation. He is the youngest of nine children born to Democrito Cabrera and Isabel Reyes of Pampanga. Then, Ben got married to a British writer Caroline Kennedy and had three children. He is currently residing to the mountain city of Baguio, with its cool climate and inspiring views.
Bencab Museum is a place where you can find his own collection of artworks and other artists’ masterpieces that BenCab has accumulated through the years.
The museum has four floors which is not only impresses with its exhibition of paintings and sculptures, but also with its architecture. At the very bottom, you can enjoy drinking the elegant taste of their brewed coffees at the Cafe Sabel and a beautifully landscaped farm garden, a perfect for relaxation after the art exploration.
The Museum is open only on Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Admission fee is P100.00 per person, while students and senior citizens with valid ID need to pay a discounted admission fee of only P80.00 per person. Picture taking is allowed but do turn the flash off for viewing courtesy.