Located along the business district of Makati City is the Yuchengco Museum located in RCBC Plaza.
Because it’s very central, Yuchengco Museum is a great destination in Makati City to visit with families and friends.
Outside the museum, you will see a sculpture by Eduardo Castrillo. SPIRIT OF EDSA was in commemoration of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, the museum is closed on Sundays and on holidays.
I was the first one to arrive at the reception, so the museum wasn’t that busy.
My appreciation of Filipino art and to learn more about our history were just some of the reasons why I felt motivated to visit this museum.
As you turn right after the entrance, you will see these amazing works by the best painters in Philippines history such as Fernando Amorsolo, Juan Luna and Carlos Francisco.
Some paintings also depict the diversity of ideas of the painters in their exhibits.
On the second floor, you will see the Design Insights Philippines. A collection of different artistic designs that will surely impress every visitors.
A head sculpture by Michelline Syjuco.
As you walk up to the 3rd level, you will see pictures that highlight the modern structure of the RCBC Plaza ( Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation ). RCBC Plaza is where you will find different embassies, offices, fitness center, education institutions and more.
Still on the other side of the 3rd level, you will find more art collections by our master painters. I was just mesmerized by how beautiful they look. I really loved the way the artists brought to life what it was like in the Philippines before. And they were able to express that in their art work. Genius!
On the fourth floor, you will find a gallery which consists of different memorabilia related to the Yuchengco family’s Chinese heritage, the history of the YGC, and Ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco’s business and his diplomatic career.
I was so amazed to see this Ivory sculpture. It was stunning!
Next to the Yuchengco Gallery was a section devoted to the memorabilia of our very own National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal.
In this exhibition, you will find sketches, letters, furniture and even jewelry worn by Rizal’s childhood sweetheart Leonor Rivera who is believed to be the Maria Clara in the novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not).
Rizal’s family tree.
My tour in the museum inspired me in so many ways. It makes me really proud being a Filipino and realizing how talented Filipinos are in terms of arts, culture and even on the entrepreneurial side of it. And most of all, it brings your closer to your roots!
RCBC PLAZA, Corner Ayala Avenue and Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Monday to Saturday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday and on holidays