Dona Justa Subd., Angono, Rizal The gallery houses the collection of the paintings and sculptures of artist Nemiranda and his family, in the style of figurative realism, of his artworks, portraying rural life and folklore art. Also available are lectures, guided tours and painting workshops.
4. Tiamson Art Gallery
203 Dona Nieves St., Brgy. Sto. Nino, Angono, Rizal
The art gallery houses the various artworks of painter, musician and transmedia artist Orville DR Tiamson. His style ranges from the conventional to the new age and he has experimented in various artistic presentations, including drawings on paper, oil, acrylic, paintings on canvas, mixed media collages and constructions, installations, performances, music and sound works.
5. Ang Nuno Artists Foundation Gallery
Don Francisco St., Dona Justa Subd., Angono, Rizal This charming restaurant cum art gallery owned by Luzviminda Vocalan, wife of the late artist Perdigon Vocalan, is popular among local and foreign tourists. It offers a hearty welcome to guests and treats them to different kinds of native food and exotic cuisine that have proven to be interesting to patrons.
6. Blanco Family Museum
312 Ibanez St., Sto. Nino, Angono, Rizal
This family of prolific painters welcomes visitors to their private museum housing their vast collection of artworks. The head of the clan, renowned artist Jose D. Blanco, has obviously handed down to his many children his great creativity and talent.
Dona Aurora St., Brgy. Poblacion, Angono, Rizal One of the most prolific and talented students of the late National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Vicente Reyes has his own studio that houses his artworks and masterpieces.
73 Gloria St., San Carlos Heights Subd. Binangonan, Rizal
Declared by the National Historical Institute as a historical landmark in June, 1978, it now houses the memorabilia of National Artist Vicente Manansala. It also features some of his well-preserved original paintings and personal memorabilia.
Brgy. Bombongan, Morong, Rizal Rafael Pacheco, the artist, has a unique way of expressing his artistic talent – he uses his bare fingers, knuckles and palms to complete a masterpiece in 20 minutes, mainly flora, fauna and underwater life.
10. Tariki Dance
Tanay, Rizal The Tariki Dance was copied and adopted by the locals from the movements of “tariki” birds seen hopping from one bundle of palay to another. It is performed by five pairs of boys and girls dressed in white shirts and pants and blouses and skirts, respectively.
11. World Sikaran/Arnis Brotherhood of the Philippines
20 Katipunan St., Baras, Rizal
Sikaran/Arnis is a foot game/sword play and is a combination of two kinds of martial arts that are uniquely Filipino. In Sikaran, the players move around like boxers. Each one aims to knock his opponent down by kicking the latter’s legs. The kicks are delivered with considerable force and agility, and sudden upward and backward movements of the foot. The use of the feet is necessary in winning over the opponent; thus, the name “sikaran” which means “to kick” came about. In arnis, the players use rattan or a wooden stick and strike each other’s sticks. The player who is able to touch his opponent’s body first with the point of his wooden stick or force him to drop his weapon is declared winner.
Angono, Rizal A 1.5 hectare of land profuse with high rising trees and shrubs which is perfect site for camping and outdoor environmental and recreational activities. The place is also a good venue for meetings, gatherings and other occasions.
Brgy. Tandang Kutyo, Tanay, Rizal A favorite location shooting area of most local and international movies and advertising outfits in the country, Daranak Falls nestles quietly at the foot of the Tanay mountains, preserved with the natural vegetation, complemented with beautiful waterfalls, ponds and rivers cascading through elaborate tropical trees and plants. This 14-meter high falls is truly a refreshing site.
Further up the mountain, a smaller yet enchanting falls called Batlag Falls will transport you to another natural paradise. Swimming in the cool and flowing water of the falls around a forested vicinity will truly inspire people to preserve and protect nature’s wonders.
Binangonan, Rizal It is the island where 17 coastal barangays of the municipality of Binangonan are located. They are situated along the shores of Laguna de Bay where traditional fresh water fishing is a thriving industry.
Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City An area on top of a hill along Sumulong Highway where one can have a splendid view of the metropolis. There are several restaurants and bars that serve as a haven for people who like to unwind and savor the beautiful scenery below it.
Sitio Bugarin, Pililla, Rizal Located along the a winding mountain road stretching 2 kilometers along Sitio Bugarin, this viewing area is on top of a mountain overlooking Laguna Lake and the horizon outlines of Mt. Makiling and Mt. Banahaw.
Brgy. Sapang, Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal A 200 meter-high mountain which is considered by the locals to be shaped like a lady’s breast. A trek to this mountain challenges the grit, perseverance and physical stamina of hikers. From this vantage point, a feeling of “being high” comes by looking at the scenic Laguna Lake and its breathtaking surroundings.