My boyfriend Allan and I hang out every Sunday. We enjoy eating out (most of my food blog entries are from places we frequent) and visiting places of interests. Since we are 30-something geeks, museums and bookstores are included in the mix. Today, we visited the Book Museum at Marikina to surround ourselves with publications from around the world.
We were not disappointed! While most visitors were underwhelmed, we were satisfied with our short tour there. You may browse their collection, except for the glass-encased ones which are precious artifacts from another era. I especially liked their tiny books and Rizal collection.
They had this foot statue to symbolize mobility of information and civilization. It is also noteworthy that Marikina is known as the shoe capital of Metro Manila since this is the main industry in the city.
If you are into osmosis trips like me, this is a fun place to take your special someone or even your kids. Printed books will never replace ebooks. It is also a reminder that books can inspire you to dream, travel, and aspire for the betterment of society.
This was a memorable trip for us as we both like being surrounded by books and odd objects. We also enjoyed the ethnology center in the compound. There were native artifacts from different tribes in the country. It was a colorful display of the rich culture of our different regions.
The museum can be easily searched through navigation apps. Their museum curator is knowledgeable and for P100 per person, you will be surrounded by books and culture.
We highly recommend this museum for your next Sundate!