Museo de Oro
One of the 4 museums to visit while in Cagayan de Oro is Museo de Oro, an interactive museum that features Mindanao’s ethnohistory and ethnology.
Museo de Oro, an attraction inside the Xavier University Campus, houses a significant collection of artifacts found in nearby Huluga cave. The museum has three floors with displays ranging from pre-historic items, Chinese pottery, memorabilia from World War II, paintings from Filipino artists, and items from the Spanish and Japanese era. One of the main features of the museum is its collection of items — jewelry, clothing, and weaponry — that gives visitors a glimpse of the life of Mindanao’s tribal people. If you want to go on a history trip while in Cagayan de Oro, Museo de Oro is the place to be.
Museo de Oro is located at Corrales Avenue, Cagayan De Oro, inside Xavier University.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens on weekdays from 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is PhP 20 (USD 0.40) per person.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Cagayan de Oro via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the airport, board a taxi to Museo de Oro.
- 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 Museo de Oro is from 9:00 to 11:30.
Dining options near Museo de Oro include Restaurant Damaso, Pops All Filipino Eatery, The Backyard Grill, Tapsi Time, and Bagong Lipuan.
- 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.