BenCab Museum is one of the most awesome museums in our country today. I was able to visit this place last December 16, 2014.
BenCab Museum houses our National Artist Ben Cabrera’s art collection in a four-level building. Aside from BenCab’s Collection, exhibits of exciting contemporary artists in Manila can be found here, too.
Bencab’s Bulol collection
The bulol, or “Ifugao rice god,” is a carved human figurine into which a certain class of anito is said to incorporate itself when worshipped. Bulols are kept in the house or granary, and are usually made in pairs. They are carved of narra wood, which represents wealth, happiness, and well-being. Every step in their production requires a ceremony, from tree selection to arrival at the owner’s house; a consecrated bulol has been bathed in pig’s blood, had myths recited to it, and received offerings of wine, ritual boxes, and rice cakes.
This place showcases the authentic Old Baguio Experience. The place is very quiet and relaxing.
If you’re tired in walking around the museum, you can have a break in Cafe Sabel where you can buy some drinks and sandwiches.
Overall, it is a highly recommended experience. You should not miss visiting the BenCab Museum when you go up to Baguio.
My visit to BenCab Museum will never be complete without taking a picture with Bencab’s Bulol collection.
Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan,
Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
Telephone: +63 74 442-7165
Mobile: +63 920 530-1954
Open daily except Mondays, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day
from 9:00am to 6:00pm (last entry is at 5:30pm)
Admission to the Museum:
General: PHP 100.00
Students and senior citizens with valid ID: PHP 80.00
Special rates for student groups with prior arrangement.