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6 Places Where You Can Appreciate Baguio's Artsy Side

by Sonya Sison

In 2017, Baguio was selected as one of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its thriving crafts and folk art scene.

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The city, more known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, is a popular destination for its cool weather, thrift stores, and distinct cuisine.

If you’re looking for a more creative adventure through Baguio, here's a list of the sites that best showcases the city’s creativity.


1. Stobosa Art Mural

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Similar to the colorful houses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Stobosa Art Mural brings color to the mountainside. Around 200 houses were painted by community local residents from Barangay Balili.

Fun fact: Did you know that Stobosa is an acronym for the sitios of Stonehill, Botiw-tiw and Sadjap in La Trinidad?

Stobosa Art Mural
KM 3, Hanselma Highway, Brgy. Balili, La Trinidad
Entrance Fee: None


2. BenCab Museum

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This is arguably one of Baguio’s most famous museums that proudly showcases some of Baguio’s local talents. Named after award-winning artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (or BenCab), this museum is home to both indigenous arts and crafts of the Cordilleras and contemporary artworks. Plus, they also encourage fellow artists to bring their sketchbooks and sketch here!

BenCab Museum
6 Asin Road, Tuba, 2602 Benguet
(074) 442 7165
Tuesdays - Sundays, 9AM - 6PM

Entrance Fee:
- P150 for general admission
- P120 for students with valid Philippine school-issued ID
- P80 for Seniors/ PWD with valid Philippine government issued ID
- Special rates for student & organized groups with a minimum of 30 guests


3. Tam-Awan Village

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This village served as the starting point for most of Baguio’s artists housing well-known artists such as Ben Cab, Kidlat Tahimik, and Jordan Mang-osan. From lodging to food to murals, galleries, and sketches, Tam-Awan is a great find for art enthusiasts and tourists alike.

Tam-awan Village
366-C Pinsao Proper 2600 Baguio City
(074) 446 2949
(0917) 510 8196
(0921) 588 3131
tamawanvillage@gmail.com
Daily, 9AM - 6PM

Entrance Fees:
- P50 for Adults
- P30 for Students / Senior Citizens
- P20 for Children (10 years old and below)
- Free for Children 3 years old and below


4. Ifugao Woodcarvers’ Village

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Bring home a unique souvenir or two from Baguio at the Ifugao Woodcarvers’ Village. Items sold in the Woodcarvers’ Village range from small keychains to tables and cabinets. It's perfect for wood enthusiasts!

Ifugao Woodcarvers’ Village
Asin Road, Baguio


5. Oh My Gulay!

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Owned by the renowned Kidlat Tahimik, this café is overflowing with creative genius. Visit the café to see different art sculptures, a ship husk, classic Baguio souvenirs, and a magnificent view of Baguio. Oh My Gulay also serves vegan food and local coffee for those that want to rest after a day’s walk around Session Road.

Oh My Gulay!
Session Road, La Azotea Building Rooftop
Baguio City
Daily, 11AM – 87PM
(0918) 667 6025


6. Easter College Weaving Room

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If you are more interested in the fashion side of history, visit Easter College Weaving Room. This is where you get to see the actual weaving community and their workspace. You may also purchase these fabrics and their by-products to help fund scholars' education.

Easter College Weaving Room
No. 2, Easter Rd, Guisad, Baguio
(074) 442 4972
Monday – Saturday, 8AM – 5PM


Planning a trip to Baguio? Get some inspiration from our Travel Guide for a list of things to See, Eat, and Do in Baguio! Check out our other exclusive partner resorts in Baguio.

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About Sonya
Sonya is a creative who loves to eat, travel, and create. A girl of many homes, Sonya was born in the Philippines, raised in both Saudi Arabia and Baguio City, and studied in Manila. If you don't find her working, you can find her in cafés watching videos or creating them on seekertravels.com

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