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10 Best Things to Explore in Makati- Makati At its Best

Within close proximity to Manila, Makati is the financial hub of the Manila district. There are a number of things you can do in this clean and friendly city that is quite welcoming for tourists from around the world. Here are 10 places that you should not miss out on when in Makati.


Explore the Ayala Museum

The perfect way to get a sense of Filipino culture is to take a tour in its famous Ayala Museum. Filled with artefacts relating to the history, culture and customs of the Philippines, this is a great way to start off your expedition here.


Visit the Market Market

It's a no brainer that 'market market' is the shopping centre of Makati and this is the one stop shop for all your shopping needs. From top global brands to Asian shops and a great food court, you will not feel time passing by in this grand shopping mall.


Guadalupe Ruins

Take a walk back in time by visiting the Guadalupe ruins in Makati, a collection of 400-year-old ruins of churches. Believed to be constructed in 1629, this is one of the oldest buildings you'll find in Makati making it a must visit the site. You can even take some unique snaps of this old yet fascinating building.


Salcedo Saturday Market

What's a trip to a foreign country without a visit to its local outdoor market? You can find some special gourmet dishes at the Salcedo Saturday market which is a different experience from your regular outdoor market. Indulge in some homemade jams, lobster rolls or some oven baked crostini here.


P Burgos Street

P Burgos street is the place to be to experience the night life of Makati. This street comes alive with music and crowds lined up with some lively pubs and restaurants along the street. You can mingle with the locals over a drink and immerse in the local entertainment scene in this street.


Cultural Centre of the Philippines

Opened in 1969 the cultural centre of Philippines is the best place to witness local culture and arts. A visit here is worth your time to get a sense of the country's history and cultural influence. Locating the cultural centre is not a difficult task which is only 30 minutes away from Berjaya Makati Hotel, a grand hotel in Makati.


Jaime C Velasquez Park

Enjoy some good food and great company at the Jaime C Velasquez park. If you are traveling with your family this is a great place for some quality family time. Even better, if you are accommodating at a popular family hotel in Manila, this park is not too far away.


Jethro Shooting Range

Head on to the Jethro shooting range to realize some stress and lean how to shoot in an indoor shooting range. You can try this out even if you are a beginner as their trainers will guide you if you need it.


Leon Gallery

Visit this famous art gallery in the Philippines which is loaded with both old and modern art. Talk to the experts here and take on an educational experience at the Leon gallery while you learn about the art and culture of the Philippines. There is also a collection of antiques that is bound to be interesting to look at even if you can't afford to buy them.


Walk in the Legazpi Park

This park is generally full of fitness enthusiasts and you can even squeeze in a quick workout during your trip at this park if you want to. If that's not your thing, simply take a walk along the paths surrounded by grass and trees and get a glimpse of the life of a local in Makati.

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