Capitol University Museum of Three Cultures
While in Cagayan de Oro, get the chance to learn about the interesting culture and history of some major provinces in Mindanao by visiting the Capitol University Museum of Three Cultures.
Just north of the city centre is the Capitol University, a famous landmark that houses one of the most historically significant attractions in Cagayan de Oro — the Museum of Three Cultures. Albeit small, the museum has a comprehensive and informative collection — the museum is divided into three galleries that hold items significant to Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro, and Marawi. Each gallery contains photos, ceramics, and artifacts that include the royal family’s four-poster bed, M’ranao ceremonial swords, and paintings depicting life and culture of these major provinces. A tour of the entire museum is conducted by friendly and knowledgeable students who always have a trivia or two to share.
The Museum of Three Cultures is located in Corrales Ext, Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open on weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00, and from 13:30 to 17:30. It opens at noon only on Saturday.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is PhP 100 (USD 2) per person.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Cagayan de Oro via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the city proper, board a taxi to Capitol University.
- Walk the rest of the way to the Museum of Three Cultures.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Tourists usually spend around 1 to 2 hours in this museum.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Museum of Three Cultures is from 9:00 to 11:30.
Restaurants near the museum include Fat Monk Kitchen Bar, Ember Grillery, Lighthouse Restaurant, T.G.I.Fridays, Pepper Lunch, and Italianni’s Restaurant.
- La Castilla
- City Museum Cagayan de Oro
- Mapawa Nature Park
- City Divizoria
Some of the hotels you can stay while in Cagayan de Oro include Uptown Condotel, Harbor Lights Hotel, Red Planet Cagayan de Oro, Miami Inn, Limketkai Luxe Hotel, and Seda Centrio. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 95.